If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2 has been passed with U/A by Central Board of Film Certification.
Apparently, the film got certified on March 14 after a special screening was arranged for the officials at Chennai NFDC preview theatre. Sources have confirmed that the film is confirmed to hit the screens this summer and the latest update is that the film will be released in Dolby Atmos, advanced sound technology.
The long-delayed sequel to Vishwaroopam, which stars Haasan as an Indian spy, also stars Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in pivotal roles. Sources from Haasanâ€™s camp have confirmed that all the pending work on the project has been wrapped up.
Only after bringing Vishwaroopam 2 to the screens, will Haasan revive Sabash Naidu, a spin-off based on the popular character from Dasavatharam. The project was stalled last year after Kamal fell from his office stairs and fractured his leg.
Whether Sabash Naidu will be revived or shelved for good still remains a mystery and only Haasan can shed light on this development.
Haasan recently announced his full-fledged political plunge. He has started his political career formally by floating his party - Makkal Needhi Maiam. The actor stated that he would quit films once he enters full-time politics.
Kamal Hassan also has Indian 2 with director Shankar in his kitty. The project marks the reunion of Kamal and Shankar after a long hiatus and the latter had said that it's been his longtime desire to make Indian 2 and that it couldn't have happened at a better time. Indian 2 was announced at the grand finale of Bigg Boss Tamil.
The project will roll from the second half of this year. The project will only go on the floors after the filmmaker is completely relieved from Rajinikanth's 2.0.
Rumoured to be made on a budget of Rs. 200 crore, it was then reported that Telugu producer Dil Raju will be bankrolling the venture. However, he backed out of the project and now Lyca Productions has stepped in.The pre-production of Indian 2, began from February 2018. Speculations are rife that Indian 2 might be the legendary actorâ€™s last film.
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