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Kamal Haasan wants to go global but insists Hollywood not the only option

Kamal Haasan says he wants to do an international film but adds that doing a Hollywood film is not his only option. He adds how if China and India were to collaborate, we could beat the West.

regional movies Updated: May 13, 2017 12:45 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Kamal Haasan,Hollywood,Tamil films
Kamal Haasan will make his TV debut with Bigg Boss Tamil where he will play the host. (AFP)

It’s been actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s long time dream to work in Hollywood and it’s still intact. However, he says, he wants to make films that can be watched worldwide and that he doesn’t want to make them necessarily in Hollywood. “I want to make a film that can be watched worldwide. Why not Chinese? Because, more people can definitely watch that. Between China and India, we can beat the West.”

The veteran actor is gearing up for his television debut as the host of Tamil version of Bigg Boss. In an interview to Times of India, he said, he chose to be part of the show because of its reach. “I would say that it is the demography of the audience and the number of people you can reach that made me take this. And, of course, the money you get also matters. I am in this business for the money, and I won’t be doing films for free. What also matters is that television’s reach is fantastic because in the case of movies, you have to sell tickets, etc. So, for me, the more the merrier. Both the audience and the money is good.”

He also spoke about how he will not miss an opportunity to direct a television series. “But, once again, the money should be right. They got into it because there is more money in it than Hollywood films, and actors are coming in, too. The small screen is giving a run for the money for the complacent Hollywood, which knows only Hunger and Games.” According to reliable sources, the Tamil version of the show will be made on a much bigger scale. As many as 15 participants will be part of the show’s first season and will live in the house for 100 days. A palatial house with all the facilities is currently being constructed in Chennai’s EVP theme park.

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First Published: May 13, 2017 12:44 IST