After the dismal 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.
On Haasan’s 64th birthday on Wednesday, it was officially announced via a video that Lyca Productions will produce the highly anticipated sequel to Shankar’s Indian. Lyca took to Twitter to wish Haasan on his birthday and announce the project, which is expected to go on the floors from early next year.
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 1992 blockbuster Indian, which featured Haasan in dual roles as father and son.
While it’s not sure if Haasan would return as the older character as the first part hinted that he has settled in a foreign place and will return if needed. According to reliable sources, a team of trainers from the US will be flown down in December to help Haasan 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 music. The news about Indian 2 was first announced during the first season of Tamil Bigg Boss.
Haasan recently announced a sequel to his 1992 cult hit Thevar Magan. Directed by Bharathan, Thevar Magan starred late Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Gauthami, Nasser, Revathy and Vadivelu in crucial roles.
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 and featured music by Ilayaraja.
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