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Osborne announces pact with Kamal Hassan

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MUMBAI: Lord of the Rings producer Barrie M Osborne has formally announced his collaboration with the Kamal Hassan.

Osborne, who flew down to Singapore to announce the association with the Tamil thespian on the sidelines of the IIFA said that the project was still at a nascent stage with just the ideation happening.

"Kamal‘s concept inspired me and the discussions we‘ve had convinced me that it would be something worthy for us to pursue. I am impressed by what he has accomplished on Vishwaroop. After that we started talking about ideas and about the possibility to work together.

His knowledge about history, literature and films is encyclopedic. Kamal presented an idea to me that was so compelling that I couldn‘t resist working with him," Osborne said.

Hassan added that he was honoured to work with Osborne. "You keep doing your work, after sometime you don‘t know whether you are doing good work or not. Its only when people like Barrie come up to you, all the hard work makes sense. He has worked with the champions in Hollywood like Coppola," he quipped.

The film is yet to be titled and Hassan‘s role in it, be it that of a director, writer or actor, is yet to be decided.

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