Ace actor and film-maker Kamal Haasan has confirmed in a recent interview that out of his upcoming movies, "Uthama Villain" will be the first to see the light, followed by "Papanasam" and the long-awaited sequel, "Vishwaroopam 2".
Out of the three, "Vishwaroopam 2" was the first to begin shooting, but the computer graphics of the film is yet to be completed, leading to the delay of its release.
In a recent interview with a daily, Kamal has said he has wrapped up the shooting of "Papanasam" and the team is currently in the stage of dubbing.
"Uttama Villain was completed first. However, in the industry, we have the rule of who came in first and gave me the money. That way, Vishwaroopam 2 is the eldest. But unfortunately, work is pending in Vishwaroopam 2. The pending work is all CG and not our fault," said Kamal Haasan in a candid interview with The Times of India.
"On the other hand, shooting for Papanasam is complete and I am dubbing for it now. So, as of now, it seems Uttama Villain, followed by Papanasam and then Vishwaroopam 2," he added.
However, Kamal has not given any confirmation regarding the release date of any of his movies. The buzz inside the industry is that the multi-starrer, "Uthama Villain", will hit the screens as a New Year release.
Also, there have been speculations about Kamal's role in the Ramesh Aravind directorial as he will be appearing in dual roles.
He will portray the role of an eighth century drama artist (Uthaman) and a 21st century film star (Manoranjan). Director Balachander, who is the real-life mentor of Kamal, will reprise the role of Manoranjan's mentor.
The film's cast include Urvashi, Andreah Jeremiah, K Viswanath, Pooja Kumar, Nasser, Jayaram, MS Bhaskar and Parvathi Menon.
When it comes to "Papanasam", there are a lot of expectations over the movie. The film is the remake of the much-discussed Malayalam film, "Drishyam" (2013). Though it is a remake, the makers have earlier said it is shot in a completely different manner compared to the original version. Kamal will play the role of a doting father, Suyabulingam, in the movie and actor Gauthami will reprise the role of his wife.
"Papanasam" cast also include Nivedha Thomas, Kalabhavan Mani, Esther Anil and Asha Sarath. Jeethu Joesph, director of the original version, will helm the Kamal starrer as well.