Khateja Qureshi | Published On: Sep, 9, 2022 | 06:34 AM
Kamal Haasan is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema and his every movie is a huge buzz. One such ambitious project was Marudhanayagam in 1997, which was an Rs 85-crore historical venture based on the life of India’s freedom struggle Marudhanayagam. Back in the day, the film made the biggest noise when Queen Elizabeth II attended the launch of the movie as chief guest.
It was an ambitious project for Kamal Haasan as he was directing, producing Marudhanayagam, and also playing the role of 18th-century warrior Muhammed Yusuf Khan. It was made on a lavish budget of ₹85 crores at that time but got shelved as an international company funding the budget backed out. Even Kate Winslet was offered the lead female role of Marsha in the film but she refused, which also made Kamal go to Europe in search of a suitable star cast.