The film also stars Rakul Preet Singh, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth and Priya Bhavani Shankar in crucial roles.

Samuthirakani Vivek land crucial roles in Shankars Indian 2Digital Native
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 17:50

The shoot of Shankar’s highly anticipated Indian 2, which marks the return of Kamal Haasan as the widely popular character Indian Thatha, is currently underway in Chennai. It is already known that the film stars Rakul Preet Singh, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth and Priya Bhavani Shankar in crucial roles.

The latest update is that actors Samuthirakani and Vivek have also been roped in for key roles. While Vivek is believed to have already joined the sets for the shoot, Samuthirakani is likely to join the team from the end of August. While Kajal Aggarwal will be seen playing a very crucial role, Rakul will be paired with Siddharth, who is rumored to be playing Kamal Haasan’s grandson in the sequel.

On being signed for the project, Rakul recently told Times of India: “It’s a sequel to one of the biggest hits in Indian cinema and I’m really kicked about being a part of it. I was excited when I was offered the role because it’s a Shankar-Kamal Haasan combination and getting a chance to work with legends like that so early in my career is an opportunity I did not want to miss,” she said.

While the film’s first-look was revealed for Pongal this year, the latest poster where Senapathy aka ‘Indian thatha’ stands tall was released on Independence Day.

A week ago, Kamal Haasan revealed in an episode of Bigg Boss Tamil 3 that he has gotten rid of his mustache because he’s required to shoot with a clean-shaven look for both Indian 2 and his upcoming political thriller, Thalaivan Irukkindran. It was also revealed recently that lensman Ravi Varman opted out of Indian 2 to keep himself available for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. Apparently, Shankar had immediately cinematographer Rathnavelu, who had previously worked in Enthiran, as a replacement for Ravi Varman.

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