By: Settu Shankar
Friday, August 10, 2007
Kamal Hassan is rumoured to now star in a film by ADLABS with Bollywood hunk Hritik Roshan. Hritik was earlier Shankars’s first choice for his new sc-fi flick Robot. If the rumours prove to be true, the actor will be paid 20 crores for his role in the movie making him the second most paid actor after Rajinikanth.
The company is reported to be spending Rs. 100 crore on the project. It is to be an action packed entertainer, which will be on par with Hollywood film standards. Another film that he will most probably be acting in will be Maruthanayagam, which was dropped due to lack of funds a few years back. Interestingly the Shankar - SRK film too is planned with a budget of Rs. 100 crore.
Kamal Hassan made an appearance in the Chennai City High Court in connection with the copyright infringement case filed against his film Dasavatharam. Senthil Kumar, an assistant director, filed a case claiming that the films story was his and that the producer and the director cheated him out of it. The judges presiding over the case ordered foe the presence of the producer and the actor.
The actor appeared in front of the judge yesterday. He told the judge that he himself had written the story of the film quite a while back. In a separate room, he stated his case with the help of his lawyer in the presence of the Senthil Kumar. He also agreed to submit to the court an English version of the films script.
The actor claimed that all his years in the industry leave with better options than to lift stories written by other people. The petitioner explained himself before in a secret inquiry before the Chief Justice. The judge has postponed the hearing to the 13th of August.