Jackie, Big B, Mammootty in awe after watching Kamal's 'ten'

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Chennai, Apr 26 (UNI) Ahead of the launch of its audio, Hollywood actor Jackie Chan and Indian icons Amitabh Bachchan and Mammootty today watched ace actor Kamal Hassan's magnum opus ''Dasavatharam'', at an exclusive screening in the city.

According to sources, the actors watched the film, in which Kamal Hassan plays ten different roles, at a special screening yesterday in a star hotel, where Jackie was staying.

Sources close to Kamal said Jackie, ''Big B'' and Mammooty were bowled over by Kamal's performance in the ten roles ranging from American President George Bush to a 12th century AD staunch Vaishnavite saint.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi,who had recently seen the trailer of the film, was also awe struck by Kamal's performance.

''Are those people(the ten roles) really you?'', Mr Karunanidhi, himself a celebrated dialogue and script writer, had asked Kamal.

Meanwhile, Jackie Chan, one of the world's most popular action heroes, was accorded a rousing reception when he arrived here last night by a Singapore Airlines flight.

After a red carpet reception at the Anna International airport amidst tight security, Jackie, on his maiden visit to the city, and his 10-member entourage were taken to the five-star hotel, where a battalion of Tamil Nadu police were deployed on security duty.

Jackie launched the audio of 'Dasavatharam' at a grand function at the Nehru indoor stadium last evening ,in which Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Mammootty and others participated.


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