| mind, at least
we get that after all these years.
Mani will soon start work on his next movie,
Hindi again, with Abhishek and Aishwarya.
It will be an urbane love story showing the
problems that newly married coupes face, Alai
Paayuthey-like, but yet different. Music,
no doubt will be courtesy Rahman and so we
have another chartbuster in early 2009 for
sure. But the biggest news now is that of
Kamal’s entry into the project.
In Guru, Mani gave Madhavan a cracker of
a role. In this move he was actually planning
on giving Vikram the chance of essaying
an arresting cameo, as we had reported some
time back. But, on second thoughts, the
role seemed to suit his old friend, ally
and genius, Kamal. So, Mani Ratnam asks
Kamal the question, explains the role, which
Kamal simply loves and there we have it:
the best combination in Indian cinema. The
role, as we said, will be short and sweet,
but just the fact that Mani called on Kamal
to do it suggests that the role will be
something very special, something ‘Kamal-worthy’.
The wait has ended, or in another sense-
just begun. We can’t wait for it to
One other thing: we had told you earlier
today that Kamal was sporting a beard as
part of his Marmayogi look. Maybe that’s
not correct, maybe it is for the Mani movie!
Perhaps for both. Let’s just wait