The highly anticipated sequel to Kamal Haasan's Indian, which released over two decades ago, was officially announced last year.
Director Shankar began Indian2 by letting an air balloon fly high in Taiwan. Shankar shared a video on his Twitter handle in which he is seen launching a helium balloon which has the words 'Indian 2', in Taiwan.
#Indian2 #HappyRepublicDay pic.twitter.com/1upcB4TrYLâ€” Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) January 26, 2018
Indian 2 was announced at the grand finale of Bigg Boss Tamil. It was then reported that Telugu producer Dil Raju will be bankrolling the venture. However, he backed out of the project and now Lyca Productions has stepped in.
The project marks the reunion of Kamal and Shankar after a long hiatus and the latter had said that it's been his long time desire to make Indian 2 and that it couldn't have happened at a better time. With Kamal Hassan announcing that he will go on a state-wide tour starting February 21, Indian 2 is slated to go on the floors later this year.
According to sources from the unit, Kamal will shed weight for the role and a special trainer will be flown down from the US for him to help him achieve the goal.This will mark the return of Haasan as the freedom fighter turned vigilante Senapathy, the role which the actor popularised as 'Indian Thatha'. The principal shooting of Indian 2 will only begin after the release of 2.0, slated to hit the screens in April 2018.
If the buzz in the industry is to be believed, Anirudh is likely to score the music for Indian 2. Further, the Indian 2 team has roped in production designer T Muthuraj and cinematographer Ravi Varman. Kamal Haasanâ€™s fans are also waiting eagerly for Vishwaroopam 2 and Sabash Naidu. While Vishwaroopam 2 has reached the post-production stages, its release date remains uncertain as of now. Sabash Naidu is said to be stuck due to financial issues.
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