After the poor performance of Vishwaroopam 2, actor-filmmaker-politician Kamal Haasan is gearing up to commence work on Shankar’s Indian 2, which will be bankrolled by Lyca Productions on a lavish budget. The latest update that’s doing the rounds is that Kamal will work closely with a team of international trainers to shed weight for his role in the highly anticipated sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian, which featured Kamal in dual roles as father and son. It’s not clear if Kamal would return as the older character, as the first part had hinted that he has settled abroad and will return if needed.
According to sources, a team of trainers from the US will be flown down in December to help Kamal achieve the desired look for the film. The regular shooting is expected to commence in December. Indian 2 will also star Nayanthara as the leading lady while the rest of the cast is yet to be finalised. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the music. The news about Indian 2 was first announced during the first season of Bigg Boss Tamil.
Reports also suggest that Kamal might revive Sabash Naidu, the spin-off based on the character Balram Naidu from Dasavatharam. The project went on the floors a couple of years ago and the team even shot a schedule in the US. Following an unfortunate incident where Kamal fell from his office stairs and sprained his leg, the project was put on the back-burner.
Kamal recently announced a sequel to his cult hit Thevar Magan. He made the announcement when asked about his upcoming projects at the Kelvikku Enna Badhil chat show in Salem. Thevar Magan, which released in 1992, was directed by Bharathan and starred the late Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Gauthami, Nasser, Revathy and Vadivelu in crucial roles, and featured music by Ilaiyaraja. The story revolves around two warring brothers and how their fight against each other affects the villages they stay in. The film won five national awards.
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