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'Uttama Villain' first stills: Kamal Haasan does it again; transforms himself as the folk artist and the film star

Movies | IBNLive Movies | January 13, 2015, 2:08 pm
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 Late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, mentor of Kamal and Aravind, has played an important role in the film.
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Late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, mentor of Kamal and Aravind, has played an important role in the film.

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 Smeared with paint, kohl in his eyes, or sporting a moustache; Kamal Haasan is the man with many faces. Again.
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Smeared with paint, kohl in his eyes, or sporting a moustache; Kamal Haasan is the man with many faces. Again.

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 'Uttama Villain' also features K Vishwanath, Jayaraman, Nasser, Urvashi and MS Bhaskar in important roles.
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'Uttama Villain' also features K Vishwanath, Jayaraman, Nasser, Urvashi and MS Bhaskar in important roles.

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 Recently, Haasan missed saying a final goodbye to his mentor, K Balachander, who was cremated in Chennai.
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Recently, Haasan missed saying a final goodbye to his mentor, K Balachander, who was cremated in Chennai.

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 According to reports, 'Uttama Villain' is the story of an ageing superstar, played by Kamal, who has also penned the story of the film.
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According to reports, 'Uttama Villain' is the story of an ageing superstar, played by Kamal, who has also penned the story of the film.

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 He will feature in a double role in the film as an eighth century artiste and a 21st century film star.
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He will feature in a double role in the film as an eighth century artiste and a 21st century film star.

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 Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles.
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Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles.

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 Kamal, who was busy with the post-production work 'Uttama Villain' in Los Angeles, could not reach India in time.
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Kamal, who was busy with the post-production work 'Uttama Villain' in Los Angeles, could not reach India in time.

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 Balachander, who launched Haasan in 1973 Tamil film 'Arangetram', went on to work with the actor in over 40 films, including hit Hindi romantic-drama 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye'.
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Balachander, who launched Haasan in 1973 Tamil film 'Arangetram', went on to work with the actor in over 40 films, including hit Hindi romantic-drama 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye'.

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 In November, Haasan, decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign.
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In November, Haasan, decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign.

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"That's how I spent my 60th birthday on Friday. Cleaning the lakes, which is a good beginning, I think, for a cleaner country. We've got environmentalist Arun Krishnamurthy on board to help us with the campaign," Kamal Haasan had told IANS.

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 Haasan also feels that writers usually don't script roles for older actors but its time they took on the mantle.
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Haasan also feels that writers usually don't script roles for older actors but its time they took on the mantle.

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[caption id="attachment_960415"] The rumour circulated after Kamal was rushed to a hospital "with a bruised face (and that) led to the interpolated news. I am alright." [/caption]

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 In the initial stages of his career, Haasan wanted to become a director.
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In the initial stages of his career, Haasan wanted to become a director. "I thought tools of making film are superior and only the director was capable. Filmmaker K Balachandar told me 'I see a rising star in you'. I respected and admired him a lot. I think I am a reluctant actor. I wanted to be director and I did wait for it... I made it happen," Haasan added.

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"Before various new ailments are endowed upon me, I hasten to clarify that all is well. It is not true that I was injured while shooting," Haasan said in a statement.

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[caption id="attachment_960418"] "It was a makeup rubber prosthetic that slipped into my nasal passage and had to be carefully removed under medical supervision. It was a stunt scene so I had simulated injuries on the face," he said. [/caption]

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 Recently, on the sets of 'Papanasama', Haasan had got injured.
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Recently, on the sets of 'Papanasama', Haasan had got injured.

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 The 59-year old National-award-winner says that age does bother him.
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The 59-year old National-award-winner says that age does bother him. "It (age) has always bothered me. When I was five, I wanted to be 20 year old then when I was 20, I wanted to be 40-year-old and now when I am 60-year-old, I want to be 20-year-old. So it is always bothering," he had said.

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"I am one of the few actors who go to writers association or for screenplay workshop... it is not because I want to teach people but I want to keep myself abreast. I am being selfish. The reason I am here is because I want to know what my competition is tomorrow. I am looking forward to competing with you all and it doesn't matter who wins or loses.. I know cinema will win," he said.

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