In what could be his last on-screen appearance, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is getting ready to join the sets of Shankar’s Indian 2. Having teased fans with the first poster of the film on the occasion of Pongal, the makers are now geared up to complete shooting the project as planned in the next six months.
The first poster featured Haasan displaying his ‘varma-kalai’ skill as the octogenarian vigilante Senapathy from Indian. The poster, which was released sans any hullabaloo, was received very well and was trending on social media in no time. The regular shooting began on January 18 in Hyderabad but the makers briefly shot for a week and took a break.
On Tuesday, reliable sources confirmed that the shoot of Indian 2 resumed in Chennai. It is also being said that Haasan will finally join the sets from March. It is being said that Kamal will complete all his political commitments by end of this month and focus on shooting from March.
It has already been confirmed that Kajal Aggarwal plays the leading lady and the makers are yet to reveal the complete cast and crew details. However, it is also believed that Siddharth, who had worked with Shankar in Boys, has been roped in for a crucial role and he will be seen playing the role of a cop. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, Siddharth plays Senapathy’s grandson who sets out to avenge the death of his father.
There are rumours doing the rounds is that Abhishek Bachchan has been signed to play a negative role in the film, which will be simultaneously released in Hindi. Apparently, the role was originally supposed to be played by Akshay Kumar but after he opted out of the project owing to other commitments, Shankar is said to have approached Abhishek Bachchan, who would be making his southern debut via the project if he comes on board.
The film has music by Anirudh Ravichander.
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