Back in the 80s and early 90s, Kamal Hassan had a huge demand in Tollywood, which might have sustained, had he done more movies in Telugu, like his ‘Sagara Sangamam’, ‘Swathi Mutyam’ and ‘Indrudu Chandrudu’. But the trend is coming back, as Ulaganayagan has given a nod to director Shankar of ‘Jai Bol Telangana’ fame.
Sources close to the actor say that Kamal was impressed by Shankar’s one liner which drove him to accept the role in the upcoming movie. Yet another interesting news from the neighbouring woods is that following his huge fan base among Telugu audience, actor Suriya is doing a direct Telugu film. Suriya was disappointed that he had missed the chance to act in Puri Jaganath’s ‘Businessman’, but looks like the two will join hands for another project soon.
The actor nods that talks are on, but refuses to divulge any further information. Should the project go through, then Suriya’s market value will improve drastically. Adding to the Kollywood-Tollywood shuffling, last night, Telugu actor Gopichand has gotten committed for a direct Tamil film, along with Nayanthara. Wise were the men who said art and entertainment do not have language barriers.