Talks about director Shankar planning to go ahead with the sequel to his blockbuster hit Indian surfaced some years ago and refused to die down. With the ace filmmaker on the verge of wrapping up the magnum opus 2.0, which is a sequel to the 2010 hit movie Endhiran that had Rajinikanth in the lead, it has now been confirmed that the groundwork for Indian 2 has begun already in Taiwan.
Addressing a gathering at an engineering college in Chennai, Kamal Haasan, who will be playing the lead role in Indian 2 just as he did in its prequel, spoke at length about cinema, controversies and politics. During his speech, he pointed out that several movies he had made in the past cannot be made in the current political situation that is prevailing in the country.
An interesting part of his speech was that when there are no controversies it is created. The highlight of the Ulaga Nayaganâ€™s speech, as reported in the Indian Express: â€śI wonâ€™t be able to make Anbe Sivam today. If I do I will have court cases. Today if I do Dasavathaaram, I will have court cases. If I do Varumayin Niram Sigappu, I will have to face problems. Who knows? They may even create problems for Indian 2.â€ť
He added, â€śThere is no controversy. They create it. You tell me what is the controversy in Padmaavat? School children are being stoned in the name of a film and hurt pride. Thatâ€™s ridiculous.â€ť
Kamal Haasan made a series of tweets commenting about the political situation in Tamil Nadu and later announced that he would float his own political party. The starâ€™s Vishwaroopam 2, which has been in the making for a long time, is expected to hit the silver screens this year while his Sabaash Naidu seems to have been shelved for the time being.