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Mani Ratnam to launch Akshara Hassan

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Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 14:21 [IST]

Akshara Hassan, daughter of Kamal Hassan, seems to be getting a dream debut, as Mani Ratnam is gearing up to launch her in his next movie. The ace filmmaker has chosen her for the female lead role in his next Tamil movie.

Reports say that Mani Ratnam, who has at least three scripts in hand, is planning to start a love story before directing Ajith Kumar's film. The movie will be the launchpad of veteran actor Karthik's son Gautham. So, to pair him up in the film, the filmmaker has decided to cast Akshara Hassan, claim reports.

The filmmaker has reportedly convinced Kamal Hassan and his ex-wife and mother of Akshara Hassan, Sarika. They are happy that their daughter is getting a grand launch, says a report. The shooting of the film will take off in September 2011. It will be shot in Kanyakumari and Kovalam in Kerala.

The story of the film is about the Sri Lankan fishermen issue turmoil. The script is written by Jayamohan of Naan Kadavul and Angadi Theru fame.

Topics: mani ratnam, akshara hassan, kamal hassan
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