‘They’re My Admirers, Felt Like Felicitation,’ Kamal Haasan says of working with Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi in Vikram Hitlist.
With Vikram Hitlist, Kamal Haasan is ready to make his comeback after four years. The actor, who travelled to Delhi to promote the film and meet with the press, stated that he is more enthusiastic about it than the audience. He spoke openly about the project with the media, but remained tight-lipped about his persona. He did clarify that he is the title character. He discussed his collaboration with Fahadh Faasil, as well as the North vs. South dispute and his thoughts on Pan India films.
Working with Faasil and Sethupathi was likened by Kamal Haasan to a “wonderful dish that is best shared.” “My mentor K Balachander instructed me how to appreciate sharing screen space and not to steal the show,” Haasan remarked in response to a query from News18. As a result, I had a great time working with both of them. It seemed like a felicitation because they were both my fans.”
He also commented on films being labelled as “Pan India,” saying, “Pan India films have always been there.” V Shantaram ji directed films all throughout India. Padosan is a Bollywood film set in India. Mughal-E-Azam is what you name it. For me, it’s a pan-India film. As a result, it’s nothing new. Our country is unlike any other.
Unlike America, we speak different languages yet are together.
When asked to remark on the long-running north vs. south dispute, Kamal Haasan said, “I am an Indian, what are you?”
He termed his director, Lokesh Kanagaraj, a fan, and said that he had contacted Haasan with a different subject at first. The one that the public will see is something that Kamal Haasan had years ago.
In response to the film’s title, Haasan stated, “There is a lot of nostalgia for me here.” When I informed the late Mr Sujatha about this narrative concept many years ago, he loved it, although he was sceptical of the theme’s modernity. But I loved that narrative, and it was dubbed Hitlist in my head. While we (Kanagaraj and him) were discussing the new film, I asked the director which of my films was his favourite, and he responded Vikram and Sathyaa. I asked him what he wanted to title his film, and he replied he wanted to call it ‘Vikram.’ As a result, it was given the moniker Vikram Hitlist.”
Kamal Haasan went on to say that he had presented his tale concept with Kanagaraj, who ultimately abandoned his own notion in favour of the one that the actor had described.
Vikram Hitlist will also mark Kamal Haasan’s comeback to the action genre. When asked how action has changed over the years, Haasan joked that he no longer had to hop around automobiles. I’ve previously fractured my nose and fell flat on my face while filming action scenes. There have been so many mistakes. I have 36 fractures in my body, the most of them were caused by films. But now I appreciate the filmmaking.
Vikram Hitlist is set to be released on June 3rd. Suriya is also said to make a cameo appearance in the flick.