Kamal Haasan, the Ulaganayagan that he is, needs no introduction in any film industry in the country. Equally popular in Mollywood too, he was tipped to play a crucial role in a Malayalam movie titled 'Tipuvum Unniyarchayum'.
However, sources from Mollywood say the veteran has opted out of the project. "Following this, Arya has been roped in to play the role. The young actor is thrilled that he would do a character that was originally set for Kamal," they say.
A film to be directed by Vayalar Madhavan Kutty and produced by Gokulam Gopalan, 'Tipuvum Unniyarchayum' will be a biopic of Tipu Sultan, who was hailed as the Tiger of Mysore and who fought with the British with all braveness.
Arya too is popular in Mollywood for he played a crucial role in Santosh Sivan's 'Urumi'. Also, some of his Tamil films did a good showing in the box-office there. Hence the actor is expected to fill the gap.
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