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Queen Elizabeth to Spend Time on the Sets of Kamal Haasan Marudhanayagam

Superstar Kamal Haasan is back on the sets to shoot for his upcoming film “Indian 2”, months after the shooting halted due to an accident that killed three crew members. The actor is known to add innovation to Tamil cinema and that is why when Queen Elizabeth II arrived on the sets of her 1997 ‘Marudhanayagam’, which unfortunately never saw the light of day, it became the talk of the town.

Hassan said

In 2020, Haasan has said, “I had imagined that the titular character would be around 40, but I am too old to play him now. So the only option – if we get money to bankroll it – Either to change the story or get another young actor to play the role.

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Contribution to India’s freedom struggle

The ambitious project was a landmark Rs 85 crore venture based on the life of Marudhanayagam, who contributed to India’s freedom struggle. Kamal Haasan was directing and producing Marudhanayagam, while also playing the role of 18th century warrior Mohammed Yusuf Khan. However, the film is fresh in the minds of people regarding the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II as the chief guest.

Attempt to condemn the British

The Queen spent 20 minutes at MGR Film City on 16 October 1997, during which she shown a short battle scene from the film. The battle scene alone reportedly shot on a budget of Rs 1.5 crore. Tried. However, Rani kept her silence on the issue.

Congress leader Moopanar, journalist Cho Ramaswamy

At the launch ceremony, the opening shot shot with Kamal Haasan as Marudhanayagam, who seen reacting to the royal announcement read out by a character played by veteran actor Nassar. Besides Rani, other guests who attended the event were Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Congress leader Moopanar, journalist Cho Ramaswamy, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan, Bollywood actor Amrish Puri.

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