Aug 24, 2008

Jackie Chan gets six times more for cameo than Mohanlal

Hollywood actor of Chinese origin Jackie Chan will get six times more for a cameo in Nair San than Malayalam star Mohanlal, who is playing the title role in the biopic about Aiyappan Pillai Madhavan Nair, who opposed British imperialism. It will be made at the whopping cost of Rs 2 billion ($40 million), publicists told IANS on Tuesday. The Indian thespian will work for over 125 days to play the title role and will be paid Rs 50 million only, while Jackie Chan will collect six times that fee for doing a cameo in 12 days, said a source. Produced by Morpheus Ventures, the film will go on floors in September and will be extensively shot in Mongolia, Japan and India. A R Rahman scores the music for Nair San. Madhavan Nair opposed British imperialism in Mongolia and later in Japan to be part of Indian freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. After the war, he stayed back in Japan and played a major role in shaping the Japanese economic miracle. For his labours, he came to be respectfully addressed as "Nair San". In 1984, Nair was conferred a high-ranking civilian honour in Japan. He passed away in 1990.

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