Kamal Haasan to star in Gokulam Gopalan’s next

Aug 31 (IANS) Businessman-cum-film-producer Gokulam Gopalan, who shot to fame after making “Pazhassi Raja”, has finalised Kamal Haasan for his next, which is again a historical about Tipu Sultan and Unniarcha.

Speaking to reporters here Gopalan said Kamal Haasan has agreed to act in the proposed film.

“Veteran writer John Paul is doing the paperwork and the film will be directed by Vayalar Madhavan Kutty. We expect the work on the film to begin this year itself,” added Gopalan who runs a chit fund business in South India.

Unniarcha is a female warrior mentioned in “Vadakkan Pattukal”, the old ballads of North Malabar. She and Tipu Sultan were contemporaries and had conflicting views.