CHENNAI: Megastar Kamal Hassan has announced that a triple-role comedy Moo (Three) will be his next project after the sequel that he is making for the much-controversial Viswaroopam.
Kamal had edited out the audio in seven scenes of Viswaroopam as demanded by 24 Mulsim organisations who blocked the release as they found scenes that hurt the coumminty’s sentiments.
Thursday was a very special day for Kamal and his fans. Theatres showing the film saw crowds gathering right from early morning.
Despite being a working day, even early morning shows were “houseful,” industry sources said. The sources said the film was booked till Feb.16 and expected to do very well.
Fans put up 25 foot and 50 foot cut outs and performing the traditional “palabhishekam” (pouring milk as a mark of reverence) on them. The other southern megastar, Rajnikant, was among those who watched a premiere on Wednesday.
Rajni had stood like a rock behind Kamal as the film faced a storm. “I’m yet to come out of a daze, it exceeds Hollywood,” actor Khushbu was quoted as saying after the screening.
Actor Jayaram came along with his actress wife Parvathi and children. The buzz says that Moo will be made in Hollywood.
Kamal will be joining hands with Lord of the Rings producer Barrie M. Osborne for the international film. “Kamal Hassan’s knowledge about history, literature and films is encyclopedia. He presented an idea to me that was so compelling that I couldn’t resist working with him,” Osborne had told when he visited India a few months ago.
Even as Viswaroopam was released in over 500 packed theatres on Thursday across Tamil Nadu, the actor-writer-director was shooting Viswaroopam 2 with he same cast. It is known that the characters in the sequel are the same and that the story is a continuation.
While the first part was shot in Afghanistan among other locations, the second part will have an Indian background. Industry sources said Viswaroopam is running on 524 screens but will be extended to over 600 as the rush is so much.