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Kamal Haasan's wife Gouthami to make a comeback

April 05, 2012 15:12 IST

GouthamiRemember Gouthami, Jackie Shroff's pretty co-star from Subhash Ghai's Trimurti?

Fifteen years after she called it quits to play the real-life role of Kamal Haasan's life partner, Gouthami is all set to make a comeback into films.

Her first assignment? Gouthami is the official costume designer for Haasan's epic tale Vishwaroop (Vishwaroopam in Tamil). That is not as easy as it sounds. Gouthami had to dress up over a 100 characters, who go through different periods of transition in their lives.
Says a source, "Hundred percent authenticity in the costumes and unifrorms was needed. Dressing up the characters in Vishwaroop was not the same as cops and army men in many films are shown wearing the right colours and wrong accessories. There are Indian and American soldiers in the cast. For the roles of the US soldiers, Gouthami had to research the American army's hierarchy to figure out the number stars that the army officers wear on their jackets."

This was only one of the challenges she faced.

Apparently, the characters in the film are from four continents.

When contacted, Gouthami admitted that the costumes in Vishwaroop were a daunting task. "But I enjoyed the challenge. I was only worried how my daughter Subbalaksmi would react to my returning to work for the first time since her birth 12 years ago. Luckily for me, my daughter has been most supportive."

Now Gouthami is all set to return to acting.

According to reliable sources, one hears that Kamal Haasan has a special role for her in his Hindi-Tamil-Telugu tri-lingual Amar Hai.

Subhash K Jha in Patna