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Dasavatharam starts in Darasuram temple!!
Dasavatharam, Kamal Hassan’s next movie, is all set to start on the 18th of August. The shooting will begin at Kumbakonam. With the first shot to be filmed at the historic Airavatheeswarar Temple in Darasuram, just outside Kumbakonam.
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The temple, which is one of the oldest in South India, is a marvel of Chola architecture. It has spectacular sculptures and its architecture rivals that of the Big Temple in Tanjore. With such a backdrop and with Kamal’s known preference for the tasteful choice of location, it sure will please his fans. The town itself, is a non-descript place along the Madras – Tanjore railway line. Apart from the ancient temple of monumental proportions, there is just a railway station.
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Obviously, the permission to shoot at such a historic temple does not come easy. With strict regulations in place, it is very difficult to get all the concerned permission from the various government bodies. It is said that actor Napolean, who is a member of the ruling party, helped Kamal get this permission. After some consultations with the Hindu Religious Endowment Board minister, the matter was finally settled. Kamal fans may have to thank Napolean for this gesture.
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In this background, Kamal will sport the look of a 14th Century Vaishnavite. Some sources suggest, it could be based on the famous vaishnavite saint, Ramanujar. With such a male lead who is Vaishnavite saint, the choice of the heroine was tricky. She should suit the role of a vaishnavite woman – which is not easy for modern actresses. After much thought and deliberation, Asin has been roped in for this role. It is said that her song & dance sequence in Sivakasi, where she played a ‘mami’ in Ennatha solvanungo, helped her get this chance.
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One other role that the multi faceted actor will play is that of Arjunar. For this, a woman with suitable North Indian looks is being hunted for. This is most likely to feature someone from Bollywood.

Another interesting piece of information on the same topic is that, Mallika Sherawat, the bombshell from Bollywood, is also set to play one of the roles. Kamal, who was known for his romantic scenes much before Mallika even knew what Cinema was, will use the glamour quotient of the actress to the maximum extent possible
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