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A few months ago there were talks doing rounds that Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan might take initiative to complete his dream project Marudhanayagam which was shelved way back in 1997. Now, Kamal Haasan himself has confirmed that he will revive Marudhanayagam in 2015.
Talking to a popular Tamil magazine, the Vishwaroopam actor has said the remaining portions of Marudhanayagam will be shot next year with many prominent producers showing interest to invest in the project. The film which was planned to be released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, English and French hit a deadlock due to monetary issues.
Kamal Haasan plays the role of an eighteenth century warrior Maruthanayagam Pillai, who later got converted to Islam to be popularly known as Muhammed Yusuf Khan. The original cast included Sathyaraj, Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan, Nassar, Amrish Puri, Om Puri and Pasupathy among many others. The team had also approached Hollywood actress Kate Winslet to play the female lead which was later rejected by her.
Kamal had recently said that apart from money, the film needs a powerful distribution network from the west as the virtue of the film demands it. He had also mentioned that the first 30 minutes of the film has been already shot and needs another two hours of content to complete the film.
The Nayagan star, who is currently working hard to finish the post production works of Uttama Villain has two more films lined up to be released any time soon. Uttama Villain is expected to hit the screen first followed by Papanasam and Vishwaroopam 2 post which Kamal will start shooting the remaining portions of Marudhanayagam.