Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has decided to give Bollywood another shot. The superstar is ready to direct as well as act in a Hindi political drama “Amar Hai”, for which Saif Ali Khan has been approached to play the lead role.
The story of the film has been written by Kamal Haasan himself, “Amar Hai” revolves around political intrigue, finance and the underworld.
Speaking about his latest venture in Hindi cinema Haasan said,
“My character though not that of a conventional antagonist, would present a point of view that is far from ordinary,” the 60-year-old star said of his role.
The “Vishwaroopam” star’s last Hindi directorial venture was critically-acclaimed “Hey Ram” in 2000, though he acted in a Bollywood film “Mumbai Xpress” in 2005.
The producers said they were excited to work with Haasan, who has an enviable profile as an actor, director, writer and producer with hits like “Nayagan”, “Sadma”, “Ek Duuje Ke Liye”, “Saagar”, “Moondram Pirai”, “Virumaandi”, “Dasavathaaram”, “Pushpaka Vimana”, “Apoorva Raagangal” and ” Chachi 420″.
“‘Amar Hai’ is special to us in many ways. One, it is that iconic project which is sure to mark the much-awaited Kamal Haasan working for Hindi cinema. Two, the film will see Kamal Hasaan wearing multiple hats, that of an actor, a director and a script writer,” the producers said in a statement.
Primarily set in Mumbai and North India, the movie will also be shot in Delhi, London, Dubai, Jordan and parts of the US.
The film will be produced by Virendra K Arora and Arjun N Kapoor.