One film that has suffered numerous delays is 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 announced by Lyca Productions under Shankar's direction. The upcoming film is a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, Indian, and has undergone a few big delays during production such as getting permission for the shooting, budget issues, Kamal Haasan's makeup problems, and the tragic crane accident, the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent lockdowns. With filming put on hold for more than a year now, Kamal Haasan during the promotions of his latest film, Vikram, in an interview with a Malayasian media house, shared an update about the status of Indian 2 informing where he and Shankar are at now.
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Kamal Haasan said, "As far as Indian 2 is concerned, the film has faced a host of issues like COVID-19 and the accident. It can be said easily that I and director Shankar can start shooting immediately. He's running a company and I too have a white elephant that needs to be fed, while we also have to eat. Without completing Vikram, how will the company function? So, after I complete Vikram, he too needs to finish his ongoing commitments for us to start working. We are going to do Indian 2 as we both are eagerly waiting to begin work; in fact more hopeful than the fans." Check out Kamal Haasan talk about Indian 2 in the video below:
#Indian2 will be resumed for sure! - says @ikamalhaasan— 𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝗠𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗝𝗔 ᴹᴺᴹ (@Mass_Maharaja) June 16, 2022
Director @shankarshanmugh and myself are more excited about the movie than even the fans. It has come out so well and we will resume it once #shankarshanmugham is done with #RC15
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This recent statement by Kamal Haasan about Indian 2 will no doubt leave fans mighty happy as they have been expressing their expectations to witness the iconic actor reprise the character Senapathi, especially after the promotional stills released during filming received stellar feedback everywhere. Featuring music by, Indian 2 has an ensemble star cast featuring Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Samuthirakani, including the late Nedumudi Venu and Vivekh, who both passed away last year. At present, Kamal Haasan is expected to team up with Malayalam director Mahesh Narayanan of Malik fame for a new film, while he is also slated to do a film with blockbuster Tamil filmmaker Pa. Ranjith. Similarly, director Shankar too is busy with the works on his Tamil-Telugu bilingual, the tentatively titled RC 15, starring Ram Charan in the lead role, after which he is also expected to team up with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh for the Hindi remake of the 2005 blockbuster Tamil film, Anniyan, being produced by Pen Studios.
11/05/2021 03:16 PM