Kamal Haasan dumps Javed Akhtar, picks Prasoon Joshi

Superstar Kamal Haasan, who is in now doing the pre-production of the sequel to his espionage thriller Vishwaroopam, has changed his choice of the lyricist to pen down the lyrics for the film’s songs. The lyrics in the first movie Vishwaroopam were written by the veteran lyricist Javed Akthar while the second film’s lyrics will be written by Prasoon Joshi.

Javed Akhtar had not just written the lyrics but had also translated the lyrics from Tamil. Javed Akthar was unavailable for a comment and Prasoon Joshi said, “Kamal Haasan approached me for the sequel, and I was very happy to work with a senior person like him from the industry. He told me he connects with my poetry, which would serve well in the sequel’s context.” Interestingly, Prasoon Joshi is also a script writer, as he wrote the screenplay of the highly acclaimed sports bio-pic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

We just hope there is no bad blood between the veteran film-maker/actor and the veteran lyricist.

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