The actor had been to Mexico to shoot for Kanthaswamy, being produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu and directed by Susi Ganesan.The actor was in for a surprise when the government officials in Mexico gave a red carpet welcome to the cast and crew of the movie.
Amazed by the trailer of Kanthaswamy, the Mexican government chose to cast Vikram in a Spanish movie to be co-produced by the Mexican government and Kalaipuli Thanu and directed by Susi Ganesan.
A visibly thrilled Vikram said, ‘all credit to Thanu and Susi Ganesan. The trailer of Kanthaswamy shot in a stylish manner managed to woo Mexico government and ended up getting us a movie in Spanish language for us’.
‘Mexico is considered the hub of Hollywood movies. A host of English movies are shot there. They have the state-of-the-art technical facilities and movies like Titanic were shot here. To do a movie here is a great joy and inspiration for us’, he adds.
Susi Ganesan had initially planned to shoot Kanthaswamy in Kenya.
However a civil war in the African nation meant the director change the location to Mexico, where no Indian film was shot before.
‘The government in Mexico welcomed us. We were treated as government guests and they provided all support to us in choosing the location for shooting. They made anxious enquiries about Kanthaswamy’, Susi Ganesan says.
‘Our trailer convinced the Mexican authorities to come forward to co-produce a movie next in Spanish language. It would commence once Kanthaswamy is completed. A Mexican girl would play Vikram’s heroine’.