French experts to direct stunts in Thoongaavanam starring Kamal Haasan
In a bid to get the action sequences in Thoongaavanam just right, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is leaving no stones unturned. The producers have now hired popular French stuntmen Gilles Conseil, Sylvain Gabet and Virgine Arnaud to choreograph the action sequences in the film.
"The film is high on action. Since Kamal wants the stunts to be very realistic, the team has hired French stunt professionals. The team recently shot an action block on Outer Ring Road here. It is said to have come out extremely well," said a source from the film unit.Directed by Haasan's long-time associate Rajesh M Selva, the film's story unfolds in a single night in a bar.
Haasan, 60, plays a policeman in the film, which is being simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu.
The film features an ensemble cast of Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sampath Raj, Kishore, Madhu Shalini and Yugi Sethu in important roles.
In Telugu, the film is titled Cheekati Rajyam. It has music by Ghibran.