As Maharani came to the movie set, the shooting was done in a grand manner. A huge battle scene was shot at a cost of Rs.1.5 crore. Maharani spent almost 20 minutes on the set of the movie. The then Chief Minister Karunanidhi also attended the event. At that time, Kamal Haasan directed this movie and planned to make it with Rs.80 crores. He worked hard for six years to prepare the story of this movie.
But this movie stopped in the middle. The shooting of Marudanayagam was halted when an international company that came forward to participate in the production unexpectedly backed out. No matter how hard Kamal Haasan tried to screen his dream project, it was not possible. Although the release of this movie is not complete.. Queen Elizabeth-2 became the chief guest.
Kamal Haasan mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. ‘Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. She was admired not only by the British, but by the whole world. 25 years ago, he accepted our invitation and attended the launch of Marudanayagam movie. Perhaps this was the only film shoot she attended. I will always remember meeting her at the Palace five years ago at a cultural event in London. My deepest condolences to the people of England and the royal family who have lost their beloved queen..’ Kamal Haasan tweeted.