The highly anticipated sequel to Kamal Haasan's Indian, which released over two decades ago, was officially announced at the grand finale of Tamil reality show Bigg Boss.
The project marks the reunion of Kamal and Shankar after a long hiatus and the latter had said that it's been his long time desire to make Indian 2 and that it couldn't have happened at a better time. The film was announced as a bilingual to be made in Tamil and Telugu in the production of popular producer Dil Raju. However, not long ago, the project was taken over by Lyca Productions after the producer of the original, A.M Rathnam, claimed royalty for the title and Dil Raju couldnâ€™t negotiate a deal.
The latest update is that Nayanthara is in talks to be play the leading lady in the film. If signed for the project, this will be her first outing with Haasan, who will return as the freedom fighter turned vigilante Senapathy, the role which the actor popularised as 'Indian Thatha'.
While A.R Rahman was originally speculated to be the composer, latest reports hint that Anirudh Ravichander is mostly likely to be brought on board. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.
Recently, Director Shankar began Indian 2 by letting an air balloon fly high in Taiwan. Shankar shared a video on his Twitter handle in which he is seen launching a helium balloon which has the words, Indian 2.
Meanwhile, Haasan will shed weight for the role and a special trainer will be flown down from the US to help him achieve the goal. He will start the weight loss programme in the coming months, according to a reliable source from the film's unit. The principal shooting of Indian 2 will only begin after the release of 2.0, now believed to have been pushed to August from April 2018.