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More and more news about Kamal Haasan's upcoming flick, which is the Tamil remake of "Drishyam" is grabbing attention every day. Though not much is revealed about the film, it has managed to hit the entertainment headlines every day.

The latest news is about the film's star cast. Rumours are spreading that Malayalam-Tamil actor Kalabhavan Mani will be part of the remake version. Reportedly, he will play the negative role of a police officer, which was played by Kalabhavan Shajon in Malayalam.

The film is also rumoured to have Asha Sharath, Niveda Thomas and Esther Anil in pivotal roles. Gauthami is said to play opposite Kamal.

Mani, began his film career as a comedy actor and later went on to do many character and negative roles in South Indian films. It was "Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum" (1999) that gave him the celebrity status. He received the National Award (Special Jury) and State Award (Special Jury) for his role as a blind street singer, Ramu in the film.

The actor was noticed for his negative role in the Tamil film "Gemini" (2002), which starred Vikram in the lead. Mani played the role of Teja, an influential gangster. The film fetched him Filmfare Awards and International Tamil Film Awards for the Best Villain.

Following the success of "Gemini", he went to on to many other villain characters in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films.

The Tamil version of "Drishyam" is rumoured to be titled as "Papanasam". Read more here.

The film is said to have many changes from its original version, which had Mohanlal in the lead. "Drishyam" created an everlasting impact with its theme and performances and also became one of the biggest grosser in the industry.

Same was the result of its Kannada and Telugu remakes. The Kannada version had V. Ravichandran and the Telugu version had Venkatesh in the lead roles.

Jeethu Joseph, who directed the Mohanlal starrer will direct the Tamil version too. The pooja function of the Tamil remake was held in Chennai on 16 July. The film is produced jointly by Wide Angle Creations and Raj Kumar Theatres Pvt Ltd.