Southern superstar Kamal Haasan is all set to team up with Akkineni Nagarjuna's wife Amala for his forthcoming film, directed by National Award-winner T K Rajeev Kumar.
Amala Akkineni will reportedly play the female lead opposite Kamal Haasan in the untitled film, which will be made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu. The superstar himself revealed the news at the audio launch of his next outing "Cheekati Rajyam", in Hyderabad on 3 November.
Kamal Haasan had earlier worked with Amala in films like "Pesum Padam" (1987) and "Pushpaka Vimanam" (1987). This is the third time they pair up, and he is excited to work with her again. "This will be a very different film for me, and I am going to be seen in a completely new avatar. I am glad to be working with Amala again after 27 years," he told Hyderabad Times.
In another interview, Kamal Haasan also revealed that senior Bollywood actress Zarina Wahab would play an important role in the film. "I am doing a project under Rajeev's direction. It will also feature Amala Akkineni, Zarina Wahab and a new actress. The film will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu," he told 123Telugu when asked about his upcoming projects.
Kamal Haasan will be seen next in "Cheekati Rajyam", which is being simultaneously made as "Thoongavanam" in Tamil. The Tamil and Telugu versions are scheduled for release on 12 and 20 November, respectively. The actor is busy promoting the bilingual movie, which is an official remake of the French film "Sleepless Night" (Nuit Blanche).
Amala Akkineni was last seen playing an important role in Bollywood, in the Vidya Balan-starrer "Hamari Adhuri Kahani". She also featured in Zee Tamil's medical soap opera "Uyirmai", which went on air on 24 November 2014 and ended on 30 January 2015 with 112 episodes. She does not have any project other than Kamal Haasan's upcoming movie right now.