It’s been 11 years since Dasavatharam released and the film is still fresh for Kamal Hassan’s 10 roles. Kamal played the hero and the villain in the movie. The fact that someone could do this is a remarkable achievement. The film released on June 13 2008. Let’s look at 7 interesting facts about the film.
1. With this movie Kamal Hassan broke the record for most roles held by Shivaji Ganesan, Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Sanjeev Kumar. All these actors played 9 roles.
2. This was the fourth film by the Kamal Hasaan – K.S Ravikumar combo. The other 3 was Avvai Shanmugi, Thenali and Panchathanthiram.
3. This was Mallika Sherawat’s first Tamil film.
4. Vidya Balan was supposed to make her Tamil debut with this film but opted out.
5. The film was supposed to have 10 heroines for the 10 roles but the idea was dropped and Asin was signed for a double role.
6. A. R Rahman was the first choice music director for this film but he opted out paving way for Himesh Reshammiya’s Tamil Debut. Devi Sri Prasad did the background score.
7. Actor Jayaram and Vadivelu were supposed to play important roles in the film but opted out.