Internationally-acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi is all set to make his debut in Tamil cinema. He would be playing a prominent role in Aravan, a period-film directed by Vasantha Balan and produced by Amma Creatrions T Siva. The film will have Aadhi of Mirugam and Eeram fame as hero while Dhansika, who debuted in Peraanmai, will play the female lead. Malayalee girl Archana Kavi of Neelathamara fame also stars in the movie. Pasupathy will be donning a prominent role. Playback singer Karthik is scoring music.
Vasantha Balan has narrated the story to Kabir Bedi and he was so much delighted and thriled on hearing the script. readily agreed to do it. He said that it was a perfect and apt role for him to do.Kabir Bedi needs no introduction. He is the face of India in international cinema. Kabir Bedi's film and television career has spanned across India, the United States and many European countries.
He is noted for his role as Emperor Shah Jahan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story. He is best known in Europe for playing the pirate Sandokan in mini TV series and for his role as the villainous Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy. He is very popular in Italy in particular, and is fluent in Italian. As a stage actor, Kabir has performed Shakespeare’s Othello as well as portrayed a mad historical Indian king, Tughlaq; and a self-destructive alcoholic in The Vultures. In London he also starred in The Far Pavilions, the West End musical adaptation of M M Kaye’s novel, at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Kabir played pivotal roles in Columbia Pictures' The Beast of War, a film on the Russian war in Afghanistan, directed by Kevin Reynolds, as well as the acclaimed Italian film Andata Ritorno, by Marco Ponti, winner of the prestigious David di Donatello Award.