Nasser to don khaki in English film ‘Solar Eclipse’

Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Veteran Tamil actor Nasser will be essaying the role of a Superintendent of Police in upcoming Hollywood production “Solar Eclipse”, which also features Indian actors Om Puri, Rajit Kapoor and Ananth Mahadevan in key roles.

“This will be his fourth English film and second Hollywood production. He will join the sets in Sri Lanka on February 17,” Nasser’s wife Kameela told IANS.

The film’s story, a conspiracy theory, blended with fiction where facts are not available, but based on a solid fact that police were well aware of the plot to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

Currently busy shooting for superstar Rajinikanth’s Tamil outing “Kabali” in Malaysia, Nasser will directly join the team of “Solar Eclipse” later this month.

“The principal shooting of the project starts on February 16. A day later, Nasser will join the team and shoot for one day, before returning back to the sets of ‘Kabali’. He will shoot major portion of his role in March,” she said.

In the film, Nasser will play a character called Ashok, entrusted with the responsibility of protecting Mahatma Gandhi from any attack by assassins.

The film, which will focus on the life of three police officers during the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, also stars Hollywood actors Vinnie Jones, Alessa Novelli, Bobbie Philips and Bo Svenson among others.

International actor Jesus Sans will play Mahatma Gandhi in the film, which will be directed by Karim Triadia.

Produced by Nugen Media, the film will have music by Prashant Pillai and choreography by Saroj Khan.

Nasser, who has over 200 films across multiple languages to his credit, has also worked in English films such as “Fair Game”, “Nothing But Life” and “Morning Raga”.

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