In a recent media interaction in Hyderabad, Dil Raju confirmed he’s no longer associated with the project.

Not working on Indian 2 says producer Dil Raju
Flix Entertainment Monday, December 25, 2017 - 14:59

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 which marked the television debut of Haasan.

The project marks the reunion of Kamal and Shankar after a long hiatus and the latter had said that it's been his long-pending 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, it has been learnt that the project has been taken over by Lyca Productions after the producer of the original, AM Rathnam, claimed royalty for the title and Dil Raju couldn’t negotiate a deal.  

In a recent media interaction in Hyderabad, Dil Raju confirmed he’s no longer associated with the project.

“It’s been my long time desire to work with Shankar sir. I was really excited to produce ‘Indian 2’, but due to some unexplainable reasons I had to exit the project. I hope to work with Shankar sir in the future,” he said.

Indian 2 is slated to go on the floors next year and it will mark the return of Haasan as the freedom fighter turned vigilante Senapathy, the role which the actors popularised as ‘Indian thatha’.

Apparently, Kamal will shed weight for the role and a special trainer will be flown down from the US for him to help him achieve the goal.

He will start the weight loss program from early next year, 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, slated to hit the screens in April 2018.

 

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