Late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, mentor of Kamal and Aravind, has played an important role in the film.
Smeared with paint, kohl in his eyes, or sporting a moustache; Kamal Haasan is the man with many faces. Again.
'Uttama Villain' also features K Vishwanath, Jayaraman, Nasser, Urvashi and MS Bhaskar in important roles.
Recently, Haasan missed saying a final goodbye to his mentor, K Balachander, who was cremated in Chennai.
According to reports, 'Uttama Villain' is the story of an ageing superstar, played by Kamal, who has also penned the story of the film.
He will feature in a double role in the film as an eighth century artiste and a 21st century film star.
Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles.
Kamal, who was busy with the post-production work 'Uttama Villain' in Los Angeles, could not reach India in time.
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'.
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.
"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.
Haasan also feels that writers usually don't script roles for older actors but its time they took on the mantle.
[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]
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.
"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.
[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]
Recently, on the sets of 'Papanasama', Haasan had got injured.
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.
"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.