Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Sarath Kumar has been signed by director Om Prakash to play the lead in a trilingual movie - the first south Indian venture to be shot in Afghanistan, publicists told IANS Friday.
Kumar plays a commando on the trail of international terrorists in the movie.
Apart from Kabul, the movie is to be shot in Macau, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Madurai and Chennai.
The film will go on floors in November. It is scheduled for an April 2009 release, publicists added.
Om Prakash has so far directed 23 Kannada films.
According to a press release issued by producer Shankar Gowda's office, the untitled venture will be made in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada and its music will be scored by Vidyasagar.
Currently, Kumar is busy shooting for 'Jaggubhai', an action thriller being directed by K.S. Ravi Kumar and his home production '1977'.
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