Kamal Haasan, the actor-turned politician who was last seen in the 2018 Tamil action thriller Vishwaroopam 2, is in talks to collaborate with director Vetri Maaran on a new Tamil film, a source close to both parties confirmed to Silverscreen India, on the condition of anonymity, on Wednesday.
If this project materialises, it will mark the first collaboration of the actor and director.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, the source said that apart from Vetri Maaran and Kamal Haasan, film financier GN Anbu Chezhiyan, who produces films under the banner Gopuram Films, was also present at the meeting.
“The meeting between Kamal and Vetri Maaran was held about three days back at the former’s office. However, nothing has been finalised yet. If the film is confirmed, Anbu will serve as a financier. And if all goes well, the film’s announcement will be made in a big way by the actor himself, who is looking to produce the film under his home banner Raaj Kamal Films International,” added the source, also stating that Vetri Maaran has to first finish his projects with Suriya and Soori.
Meanwhile, the source added, Haasan is set to resume shooting for his upcoming film Vikram, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, from August 12 in Chennai. On April 7, a day after the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections were held, the director had hinted that the film would go on floors soon. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the filming of Vikram, which also star actors Narein, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil, is yet to begin. “The full schedule will happen in Chennai and will take place at a stretch,” the source mentioned.
Vetri Maaran, who last directed a segment in Netflix’s Tamil anthology Paava Kadhaigal, currently has two other confirmed films in the pipeline. While his project with actor Soori, Viduthalai, still has 30% of filming left to be completed, the director’s film with actor Suriya, Vaadi Vaasal, which is backed by Kalaipuli S Thanu, is reportedly yet to go on floors.