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Kamal Haasan's Rs 150 crore film!

Aravindian | August 08, 2008 13:54 IST
Last Updated: August 08, 2008 15:50 IST



After the success of his last Tamil film, Dasavathaaram, Kamal Haasan [Images] has already started work on his next project titled Marmayogi. The film, which is touted to be Kamal Haasan's answer to Hollywood movies like Gladiator and Braveheart in sheer grandeur, comes at a cost of a whopping Rs 1.50 crores!

A state-of-the-art camera called Red Eye would be used for shooting. Since the camera's daily rent is around Rs 30,000, the producer is planning to purchase a brand new one instead of hiring it. 

The film is set against the backdrop of the seventh century BC. Kamal is planning to use up the video footage he had shot for his 'on-again, off-again' project Maruthanayagam. At least, by doing so, he can ensure that some part of the amount spent for Maruthanayagam is used up in a useful manner.

Another interesting thing about the movie is that Hema Malini [Images], who played a brief role in Kamal's Hey Ram, has been roped in to play a negative role -- her first such role in an illustrious career spanning more than three decades.


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