Actor Kamal Haasan not ghost-directing Sabash Naidu
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Actor Kamal Haasan not ghost-directing Sabash Naidu

The director of Sabash Naidu, TK Rajeev Kumar is unwell and has been hospitalised with high fever, forcing Kamal Haasan to step in.

regional movies Updated: Jun 11, 2016 18:24 IST
Kamal Haasan,Sabash Naidu,TK Rajeev Kumar
Sabash Naidu director TK Rajeev Kumar is unwell forcing Kamal Haasan to step in for the time being.

Tamil director TK Rajeev Kumar, who is directed the upcoming trilingual Sabash Naidu, is unwell with complaints of high fever and has been hospitalized. And fill in for him is the film’s lead actor Kamal Haasan.

“Rajeev is down with high fever. He has been hospitalised and he should back on the sets in a week. Kamal sir took over the reins of the project because he didn’t want it to get unnecessarily delayed, because they are working on a tight schedule,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Read: Kamal Haasan’s trilingual titled Sabaash Naidu in Tamil/Telugu

On Friday, when Kamal tweeted that he is directing a song in the film, rumours started spreading that he is ghost-directing the project.

“Kamal sir was just filling in for Rajeev. He’s just directing a song that we’re currently shooting,” the source said.

Read: Honoured to share screen space with dad, says Shruti Haasan on Sabash Naidu

In the film, Kamal plays a RAW operative and the role is based on Balram Naidu, the popular character from 2010 Tamil film “Dasavatharam”.

Also starring Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Saurabh Shukla and Roger Narayanan, the film is being simultaneously shot in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

First Published: Jun 11, 2016 18:23 IST