Anushka is playing the female lead opposite Kamal Hasan in the film Vishwaroopam wich is written and being directed by Kamal himself. The film was to be directed by Selvaraghavan, but for reasons unknown, he was out of the project.
When the first announcement came about Vishwaroopam, it was Sonakshi Sinha who was to play the heroine. But when the film’s shooting got delayed, she opted out as her dates were given to Aksahy Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore.
Later, the names of Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone were considered but they had prior assignments. So finally the mantle fell on Anushka.
Vishwaroopam is to start shooting this week at a special set erected near the Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai.