Two decades since they worked together for the first time in Indian, actor Kamal Haasan and director Shankar are reuniting for the film’s sequel, which was announced recently. To be made as a bilingual in Tamil and in Telugu as Bharateeyudu, the film will be dubbed in Hindi as Hindustani 2. Telugu producer Dil Raju will bankroll the project in all the languages.
Recently, rumours surfaced in the social media that the project has been dropped considering remunerations of the director and actor have skyrocketed and in addition, AM Ratnam, producer of the prequel, is asking for partnership or royalty in the sequel.
However, the rumour seems to be false and the project is still on. Rubbishing the rumours that the project has been shelved, sources from the producer's unit say, “We are surely not going to shelve this movie, any kind of announcement about the project will be made by the producer. Director Shankar is currently busy with 2.0 post-production will shift only after he completely gets relieved from 2.0. The pre-production is believed to begin from February 2018.
Indian, the 1996 blockbuster, is one of the most important movies in Kamal Hassan's filmography which earned him multiple awards including a National Award. The movie had an open climax, which paved the way for a sequel.
Currently, Kamal Haasan has Vishwaroopam 2 and Sabaash Naidu. Haasan will finish the pending work on Vishwaroopam 2 in the next two months and get the film out for Christmas. Meanwhile, his action-comedy Sabash Naidu will recommence from January next year.
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