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Kamal Haasan took one year to agree to play villain in Kalki 2898 AD: “Self-doubt comes…”

en Bollywood News Kamal Haasan took one year to agree to play villain in Kalki 2898 AD: “Self-doubt comes…”

The run time of Kalki 2898 AD is 3 hours 00 minutes and 56 seconds. The film, helmed by Nag Ashwin, has received a UA certificate and will be released in cinemas on June 27, 2024.

The upcoming sci-fi extravaganza Kalki 2898 AD has been creating a storm of anticipation. With a premise set in a post-apocalyptic world and a star cast including Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani, the film is poised to be a major cinematic event. But the casting process itself wasn't without its hurdles, particularly when it came to legendary actor Kamal Haasan.

Kamal Haasan took one year to agree to play villain in Kalki 2898 AD “Self-doubt comes…”

Kamal Haasan took one year to agree to play villain in Kalki 2898 AD: “Self-doubt comes…”

In a recent pre-release event in Mumbai, producer Aswini Dutt's daughter Swapna Dutt revealed the struggles behind securing Haasan for the project. “One of the most difficult castings ever was Kamal sir,” she confessed, with Prabhas chiming in, “Kamal sir, yeah, he was so worried.”

As Swapna Dutt explained, “We were shooting, but then like, ‘Yaskin, when is Yaskin coming? The whole film is Yaskin but where is Yaskin?’ And how would you cast this person who is equal and true or mightier than these two superheroes? Who is it? And then we could only think of Kamal sir.”

“It took us one year to figure this out,” Dutt added. This extended period had Prabhas concerned. He admitted, “I was like why will he do it? Don't torture him. Just leave.”

Haasan, however, clarified that the delay wasn't due to any external pressure. “It's not a question of torture,” he said. “Self-doubt comes you know. He has done this (pointing towards Amitabh and Prabhas). What am I going to do? That was the reason. And it's not that I've played bad guys before. Even as a lead bad guy, psychopaths and all that. But this is something else.”

The run time of Kalki 2898 AD is 3 hours 00 minutes and 56 seconds. The film, helmed by Nag Ashwin, has received a UA certificate and will be released in cinemas on June 27, 2024.

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