Kamal spent the day with Mohanlal at his newly opened hotel Travancore Court in Kochi. Later Mohanlal confirmed that he is doing the film which has been tentatively titled Thalaivan Irukindran, a remake of the Hindi film A Wednesday.
Mohanlal made it clear that Kamal will do the role of the Naseeruddin Shah, while he will do the role done by Anupam Kher in the original for the Tamil version.
According to a press release by Rajkamal, the producer, the film will be released directly in Tamil and Telugu. Venkatesh will replace Mohanlal in the Telugu version.
The film will be directed by Chakri, an US based ad filmmaker and a friend of Kamal Hassan. There are no women in the film, other than that of a television anchor who chronicles the event.
For this role 'Mirchi' Suchi and SS Music Veejay Pooja have been approached. Though nothing has been finalized, the Kerala papers are talking about Mallika Sherawat playing the television reporter, fully clad in sari!
The shoot of Thalaivan Irukindran, is likely to start from March 9 in Chennai.