South Indian actress Asin, who shot to fame in Bollywood for her debut movie Ghajini, will be making a comeback to Kollywood with a martial-arts based movie 19 Steps. The movie will also star Kamal Hassan.
“I will be doing a trilingual international project titled 19 Steps directed by Bharat Bala. The film is being produced by Walt Disney and a good portion will be shot in Kerala.
Kamal Haasan plays an important role in the film which also has popular Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano. It is scripted by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, and tells the tale of a Samurai warrior trying to conquer the ancient Indian martial art of Kalaripayattu.”
Bharat Bala is the same guy who directed the famous AR Rahman music video ‘Vande Matram’. He has directed some really good videos and TV commercials and will be making his debut as a movie director. Kamal Hassan will be playing the lead role.
Asin’s next Bollywood project London Dreams is almost finished and will be released soon. The movie stars Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan.
19 Steps is being co-produced by Walt Disney Comapny. Asin was supposed to act in another of their movies, ‘Zokkomon’, but she decided to step out because of the script. This is the second Disney movie, they had approached her for while she was shooting for Ghajini.
Zokkomon stars Anupam Kher and Darsheel Safarry in lead roles. The role of Asin will now be played by Manjari Phadnis, of Janne Tu fame.