Feb 6, 2009

Entertainment - Asin has an international project up her sleeve!

Reshma Kelkar

Just a few days after Deepika floored her fans with her Kung Fu skills in CC2C, Ghajini fame Asin is gearing up to master an ancient form of Martial art for her forthcoming film 19th Step. Apart from shooting London Dreams Asin is also busy learning Kalaripayattu. Asin has been signed for an international project opposite Kamal Haasan. It’s going to be her second film with the superstar after Dashavataram. Reportedly, the film also stars Japanese star Tadanobu Asano in the lead. Asin confirmed the news. She said “Yes, I have been signed for this International project called 19th Step and it’s not an action thriller, it is more of a periodic drama. I can’t talk more about the film as it is too early to reveal about it.” According to an industry insider Asin will be seen in the role of a warrior princess thus she has been trained in the ancient art. It is based on the theme of the origin of Martial Arts in Kerala. Asin and Kamal Haasan play lead roles in safeguarding these Martial Arts of Kerala while Japanese actor Asano plays a blood thirsty Samurai Kenji seeking to conquer the ancient Indian Martial Arts forms of Kalaripayattu (ancient form of Karate). Interestingly he learns the tough 18 steps and masters the 19th step from an Indian guru played by Kamal Haasan while Asin plays a local princess. It is believed that 19th Step will be directed by Bharath Bala. It is produced as a co-venture by Bharath Bala Productions and Walt Disney. Unfortunately, it will not be released in Hindi. It will be released in three languages English, Japanese and Tamil. “I will start shooting for it as soon I finish London Dreams

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