Indian 2, Shankar's next, is on its pre-production mode. Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan, who played the lead role in the prequel, will be the hero in the sequel as well.
According to latest reports, the director is in talks with the Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu for a role in Indian 2. The actor was a part of the prequel and looks like he will be retained to maintain continuity in this film. Also, Sukanya, who played Kamalâ€™s wife in Indian, might be playing a role in Indian 2.
While the director is still in the process of assembling his star cast, he is also busy with the location hunt in India and abroad. The shooting of Indian 2 will commence soon after Kamal Haasan is done with the hosting of the television reality show, Bigg Boss season two. Pairing up with him in the film will be Nayanthara. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the tunes for Indian 2 and Ravi Varman will be cranking the camera.
Indian, which released in the year 1996, was directed by S Shankar and starred Kamal Haasan and had Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles with Goundamani, Senthil, Nedumudi Venu, Kasturi, Sukanya, and Crazy Mohan forming the supporting cast. AR Rahman had composed music for this venture with Surya handling the camera and B Lenin and VT Vijayan editing it.
Indian was not only a commercial success but also went on to win several awards including the National Award for Best Actor for Kamal Haasan, Best Art Direction for Thotta Tharani and Best Special Effects for ST Venky and the Tamil Nadu State Government Award for Best Film (First prize) for producer AM Rathnam and Best Actor for Kamal Haasan.
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