Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan had earlier said that he would be joining the sets of the Shankar's Indian 2 after the release of Vishwaroopam 2. With the film scheduled for release on August 10, movie buffs are waiting for info on Indian 2’s progress which was formally announced last year during the grand finale of Bigg Boss season 1 Tamil.
On Saturday’s episode of Bigg Boss, Kamal revealed that he will be starting work on the sequel to his blockbuster film Indian in September after he is done with the Bigg Boss season 2 television reality show that he is currently hosting.
Pre-production of this magnum opus is currently on. Anirudh Ravichander has been signed up to compose the tunes for Indian 2, say sources. We also hear that the Lady Superstar Nayanthara is in talks to play the female lead in it but an official word on it is awaited.
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.
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