Director Shankar has set the ball rolling for his upcoming film Indian 2, which is the sequel to his hit movie Indian. As in the prequel, Indian 2 will have the Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan playing the lead role.
The director had been hunting for locations for shooting the film and was recently in Prodattur in Kadapa, Andhra for the purpose. He was accompanied by ace cinematographer Ravi Varman, who will be cranking the camera for the venture.
It may be mentioned here that the director was abroad a few months ago to scout for locations. The shooting of Indian 2 will commence soon after Kamal Haasan is done with the hosting of the television reality show, Bigg Boss season two. Pairing up with him in the film will be Nayanthara. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the tunes for Indian 2.
Indian, which released in the year 1996, was directed by Shankar and starred Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles with Goundamani, Senthil, Nedumudi Venu, Kasturi, Sukanya, and Crazy Mohan forming the supporting cast.
AR Rahman had composed music for this venture with Surya handling the camera and B Lenin and VT Vijayan editing it. Indian, a blockbuster hit, was released in Tamil on May 9 in 1996 and in Hindi on August 23 the same year.
Indian was not only a commercial success but also went on to win several awards including the National Award for Best Actor for Kamal Haasan, Best Art Direction for Thotta Tharani and Best Special Effects for ST Venky and the Tamil Nadu State Government Award for Best Film (First prize) for producer AM Rathnam and Best Actor for Kamal Haasan.
Meanwhile, Shankar’s 2.0, the sequel to superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran, is the eagerly awaited film for the last two years. After multiple postponements, the makers recently revealed that the high budget science-fiction film will finally release on November 29.
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