Sonakshi Sinha's first regional film, Tamil thriller Vishwaroopam headlining Kamal Haasan, will begin production in July in London.
Kamal Haasan will also direct the film, replacing original director Selvaraghavan, who is busy with another project and will not be available for another couple months.
Initially set to roll in March, the film's start date slipped to June. Haasan decided to wield the megaphone himself in order to preclude any further delays.
Hassan, 56, has also written the story, screenplay, dialogs and lyrics of the film.
He last directed the Tamil film Virumaandi in 2004.
Music for the film is being scored by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Haasan and the music trio earlier teamed for the 2000 Tamil film Aalavandhan, released in Hindi and Telugu with the title Abhay.
Vishwaroopam is being produced by Telephoto Films. It is scheduled to release on November 7 in three languages including Hindi and Telugu.
The film is budgeted at a whopping Rs 150 crore, the costliest Tamil film ever made.
Sonakshi, 24, will be seen wearing Western as well Indian dresses in the film. "I love to see myself in saris. I hope I get to wear lots," Sonakshi recently said.
Sonakshi is currently filming for Joker and Housefull 2. Her upcoming projects include Shirish Kunder's Kick with Salman Khan a