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RJ Balaji reveals the real reason behind missing Indian 2 | New Video

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2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

Nayanthara's Mookuthi Amman is all set for a grand digital release on Disney + Hotstar OTT platform on November 14. The film will release on the festive occasion of Diwali and this year is indeed going to be special for the people of Tamil Nadu as they would be witnessing new Tamil releases from the comfort of their homes. The film marks the directorial debut of RJ Balaji who has directed the film along with NJ Saravanan, another debutant. The promos that have been released so far have shown good promise and the film seems to have a good mix of fun and entertainment. As part of the film's promotions, RJ Balaji interacted with his fans and followers on Twitter through a live chat session.

During the interaction, the multi-talented artist answered various exciting questions. One of the fans asked him to share a few words about Indian 2, for which he was approached to play an important role. Answering the fan, RJ Balaji said, "Yes, I was approached to act in Indian 2 and I was totally excited. Getting tickets and watching a Shankar sir film in a theatre in itself is an excitement for me and when I was approached to be a part of his film, I was on cloud nine. Unfortunately, whenever they asked for my dates, I couldn't manage since I already started doing my individual movies like LKG and Mookuthi Amman. I really miss working with Shankar sir and Kamal Haasan sir. I am excited and looking forward to watching the film soon". Well, let us hope that RJ Balaji gets to act in a Shankar film very soon.

When another fan enquired about RJ Balaji's next film after Mookuthi Amman, he said that he would take time and assemble a project. RJ Balaji also added that he has 4 stories and one among those would be developed and made into a film. He also informed the fan that he is in no mood to hurry or start another project soon. RJ Balaji looked quite confident about the final product of Mookuthi Amman and assured that it will be a fun filled watch for the audience on the festive occasion of Diwali. Check out RJ Balaji's video reply about Indian 2 here:

Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 to resume shoot from December | Shankar | Anirudh

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

A film that created instant massive expectations was when Lyca Productions announced that Kamal Haasan and director Shankar would be teaming up nearly after two decades for Indian 2, the sequel to their 1996 blockbuster, Indian. Among the most anticipated films in recent times, Indian 2 will see 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan reprising his role as the iconic Indian thatha character, Senpathy, with plenty of filming already carried out prior to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, Kamal Haasan announced that he would be teaming up with Kaithi and Master director Lokesh Kanagaraj for the tentatively titled Kamal Haasan 232 / Evanendru Ninaithai, leading to fans wondering what the plan would be for Indian 2, considering the actor-politician is also currently committed to hosting Bigg Boss Tamil season 4. 

In that light, sources close to us have now revealed that Indian 2's shooting has been confirmed to be resuming from December, with Lyca Productions and director Shankar currently working out the exact dates and production plans. It is being said that there will indeed be one full schedule for Indian 2 that will be taking place in December. This news will no doubt clear the air on the status of the film and also shed some light on Kamal Haasan and Shankar's plans going forward. We can expect the team to come out roaring to kickstart the production once again and proceed ahead in completing the magnum opus considering Kamal Haasan will also be looking to carry on with Bigg Boss Tamil season 4 and his Raaj Kamal Films International venture with Lokesh Kanagaraj. 

The expectations for Indian 2 are paramount as the political drama features an ensemble star cast that also includes Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Nedumudi Venu, Vivekh, Bobby Simha, Delhi Ganesh, among many others. 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music for this film, which also includes cinematography by Rathnavelu and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Apart from Shankar, B Jeyamohan, Lakshmi Saravanakumar and Kabilan Vairamuthu are part of the film's writing department. 

Fans have so far gotten to witness Kamal Haasan as Senapathy once again in the promotional stills that were released by Lyca Productions last year when the film was announced. It came as a major delight that the team presented the stalwart actor in the getup of the iconic character, which won them a double thumbs up from fans everywhere, whose excitement levels for Indian 2 instantly skyrocketed.

EXCLUSIVE: Important details on shooting update of Shankar's Indian 2 | Kamal Haasan

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

Director Shankar’s Indian 2 starring Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan in the lead role is one of the most anticipated films in Indian cinema and it is expected to have a grand opening at the theatres. Indian is a cult classic that was a huge blockbuster during the time of its release. The iconic Indian thatha character, Senapathy turned out to be the darling of the masses and the Tamil audience are going to witness him after a long gap through Indian 2. The expectations are quite huge for this political drama which is produced by Lyca Productions. Indian 2 features an ensemble star cast that also includes Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Nedumudi Venu, Vivekh, Bobby Simha, Delhi Ganesh, and others.

Rockstar Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music for this movie that has cinematography by Rathnavelu (Randy) and editing by Sreekar Prasad. The film's writing department consists of Shankar, B Jeyamohan, Lakshmi Saravanakumar and Kabilan Vairamuthu. Indian 2 is planned to be shot on a grand scale with a huge budget and when a director like Shankar is at the helm, you don’t have to worry about the visual extravaganza of the film. The film’s shooting is currently stalled just like most of the films due to the pandemic and details regarding the resuming of shoot is yet to be confirmed.

However, we hear that the plans are going on to resume the shooting very soon and we might hear some positive developments in the next few weeks. Yes! We have got a few exclusive updates from sources close to the team of Indian 2. We are told that director Shankar has initiated talks with Kamal Haasan regarding the next plan of action and is looking forward to completing the shooting as soon as possible. We hear that Lyca Productions wants the film to be wrapped up at the earliest and has requested Shankar to initiate the process.

Additionally, it is said that even if Kamal Haasan participates in Bigg Boss 4, it wouldn’t be a big challenge for the team of Indian 2 as the set of BB4 is constructed near to Indian 2’s set. It can be recalled that a tragic accident happened at the sets of Indian 2 in the month of February and the crane accident killed the lives of three innocent talents. Kamal Haasan has assured that the team will take all necessary steps to be careful during the shooting.

This young heroine's official statement on Indian 2 hot rumours!

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

Actress Payal Rajput garnered attention with her impressive performance in her Telugu debut film, RX 100, that starred Karthikeya in the lead role. The talented actress later featured in notable biggies like N.T.R.Kathanayakudu (cameo), Venky Mama, Disco Raja, etc. Up next, she would be making her Tamil debut with Udhayanidhi Stalin's film, Angel, directed by K.S.Adhiyaman. This horror drama is produced by Rama Saravanan's OST Films and has music scored by D Imman. Meanwhile, a section of media had reported that Payal Rajput might feature for a special item dance number in two upcoming biggies - Allu Arjun’s Pushpa and director Shankar’s Indian 2.

However, Payal Rajput has vehemently denied the rumours and has cleared the air through an official statement. She took to her Instagram page to share the important clarification. She wrote, “Plz don't spread fake news. I don't know how these rumours about me keep floating around. I'm not doing any song in the film. I've not even been approached for anything like this. For last few days I've been receiving lot of msgs regarding special dance number in Indian 2, Pushpa and god knows how many more. Lmme clear it all are rumours and I didn't sign anything yet. And as of now I'm not shooting anything. Chill & Relax.” This immediate response from Payal Rajput has put a full stop to all the baseless rumours.

Indian 2 will feature Kamal Haasan as the iconic Indian thatha - Senapathi and the fans are already excitedly waiting for the film. Directed by Shankar and bankrolled by Lyca Productions, Indian 2 has music scored by Anirudh Ravichander, cinematography by R Rathnavelu and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Apart from Kamal Haasan, the film carries few other exciting names in the star cast including Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Vivekh, Bobby Simha, Nedumudi Venu, and others. This political action drama is being made as one of the biggest films in Indian cinema and with director Shankar at the helm, one can be sure of the grandeur of the film.

Talking about Pushpa, it is going to be Allu Arjun's next outing after the blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and it is directed by Sukumar of Rangasthalam fame. The young and happening Rashmika Mandanna will be seen playing the love interest of Allu Arjun in this film which has music scored by Devi Sri Prasad. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, Pushpa is touted to feature Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi as the villain, but an official confirmation is awaited. The film will be released in five languages - Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada. Pushpa's story will revolve around red sanders smuggling.

Corona effect: Indian 2 actress home exercise photos go viral

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2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

The number of Coronavirus cases in India has increased to over 145 by March 18th. Not many cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu yet but the state government has been very proactive to let the disease spread across the state. All multiplexes and theatres have been ordered to remain shut until further notice. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases followed by Kerala. So, for India has face three causalities because of the outbreak of Corona but this is just the official reported stats and there might be more people who are dead due to Corona which we don’t know as of yet.  
 
Meanwhile, film stars have been releasing videos and photos raising awareness to keep our self-safe from Corona. Social distancing is the need of the hour but you can still continue your routine by isolated. Actress Rakul Preet has now released a couple of photos on how she has used her home furniture as a prop for a regular fitness regime. Check out these photos:
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Kamal Haasan alleges Police torture in Indian 2 shooting spot accident case!

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

Kollywood and the entire Indian film industry were shocked when an accident occurred at the Indian 2 shooting spot on February 19th! Three people - Krishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant) and Madhu (Production Assistant), lost their lives in this accident when a 150-foot crane fell down on them, in the sets erected at the EVP Film City. Director Shankar, Kamal and Kajal, who were also present at the shooting spot, escaped narrowly from the accident. The Police had then asked all those involved to come to the Commissioner's Office for formal enquiry.

Kamal Haasan alleges Police torture in Indian 2 shooting spot accident case

However, earlier today, Kamal Haasan has alleged that he is being subject to harrassment by the Police, to re-enact the accident sequence. He has stated that this is causing him mental trauma and has approached the Madras High Court to take necessary action. Sources in the know state that the Court has admitted Kamal Haasan's petition and an urgent hearing is reportedly happening in this regard, even now. Shoot for Indian 2 had been suspended following this horrific incident and was scheduled to resume post clearing the issues in this regard.

Kamal Haasan alleges Police torture in Indian 2 shooting spot accident case

Unfortunately, with FEFSI deciding to halt all shooting for movies as well as TV serials, from March 19th, it is not sure when the shoot for Indian 2 would resume. A skeletal team of this project had recently flown to Bolivia to shoot for a portion of a song, featuring Kajal Aggarwal and that has been completed. Keep watching this space for all the latest updates...

Kamal Haasan alleges Police torture in Indian 2 shooting spot accident case

Director Shankar's heartbreaking statement about Indian 2 crane accident!

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

It has been a week since the tragic crane accident that happened at the sets of Shankar’s Indian 2, but, the impact is still huge and traumatic. The accident killed three important talents in the team, Sri Krishna (Assistant Director), Madhusudhan (Production Assistant) and Chandran (Art Assistant) and it took the whole industry by shock. Kamal Haasan and Lyca Productions announced financial aid to the families of the deceased. Following that, director Shankar took to Twitter this evening to share his traumatic experience and he sounded completely dejected.

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This is the first time, he is coming out with a statement about the incident and he seems to be very disturbed. In the tweet, Shankar mentioned that it would have been better if the crane had fell on him, rather than the other three people who lost their lives. Shankar also added that he is still in a deep state of shock. The incident has definitely left a huge impact on the entire team of Indian 2.

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It is not yet known as to when the shooting will resume, but going by the current scene of events, it looks like the team will take a few more days to come back to normalcy. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, Indian 2 features Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavanishankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Nedumudi Venu, Vivekh, Bobby Simha in the star cast and has music scored by Anirudh Ravichander. Check out Shankar’s tweet below:

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VIDEO: Priya Bhavanishankar's emotional statement about Indian 2 accident

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

The entire Kollywood is in a deep state of shock after the tragic crane accident that happened at the sets of Shankar’s Indian 2 recently. This accident resulted in the unfortunate deaths of three members from the team including Srikrishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant) and Madhusudhan Rao (Production Assistant). Following that, Kamal Haasan announced a financial aid of Rs 1 crore, while Subaskaran of Lyca Productions announced that he will give Rs 2 crores to the families of the deceased and the injured, who are getting treated in the hospital.

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Following that, actress Priya Bhavanishankar, who is also a part of the film, sounded very sad and low, while talking about it in a recent media interaction. Priya had been to a store opening event in Chennai and during the press interaction, she was asked to share her thoughts on the tragic incident. She said, “This isn’t the right time and place to talk about it. But, it is definitely a very worrying incident. One of my friends, SriKrishna, who worked as an AD, lost his life and I was devastated when I got to know about it.

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He was a very dear friend of mine and we’ve known each other for years. I met his family a day back at the hospital and it was so disheartening to see them in a situation like this. I wasn’t there in the shooting spot on that day. Incidents like these tell us how uncertain life is. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.” Check out the video here (below the images):

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STR's emotional statement on Shankar's Indian 2 crane accident issue

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

The entire Kollywood is in a deep state of shock after the tragic crane accident that happened at the sets of Shankar’s Indian 2 recently. This accident resulted in the unfortunate deaths of three members from the team including Srikrishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant) and Madhusudhan Rao (Production Assistant). Following that, Kamal Haasan announced a financial aid of Rs 1 crore, while Subaskaran of Lyca Productions announced that he will give Rs 2 crores to the families of the deceased and the injured, who are getting treated in the hospital.

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Various celebrities from the South Indian film industry expressed their grief and condolences and the latest to join that list is Simbu. Yes, STR officially released a press statement expressing his heartfelt condolences. He said, “My friends in the cinema industry, especially all the technicians and stunt actors, return back home, after escaping death every day. Their hard work only determines our (actors) growth in the industry. Every single person in the industry is a part of my family. I was completely taken aback after hearing about the accident at the Indian 2 shooting spot.

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All their dreams have been shattered in a matter of a few seconds. I couldn’t control my tears after realising that the dreams of their (deceased) families have also been shattered. I express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to God to give them the strength and courage to surpass these hard times. I pray for the speedy recovery of the people who are getting treated for their injuries in the hospital.

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Let us not encounter one such devastating incident once again in the industry. I request all the technicians to work carefully and all the film unions should safeguard their lives and ensure protection while shooting.” Check out the digital copy images of Simbu’s press statement below:

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Kamal Haasan narrates the nasty Indian 2 accident | Viral press meet video

By | Galatta |
2020-11-10T12:40:00 +05:30 RJ Balaji on missing the opportunity to act in Indian 2 Shankar - Movie Cinema News

We have been reporting about the gore accident that took place at the shooting spot of Indian 2 which took away the lives of three crew members. Kamal Haasan who addressed the press today has announced 1 crore as relief from his personal fund. Here is what the actor had to say: 
 
“This accident should have been avoided, but I don’t consider it to be an incident happened to Lyca Production, this is an accident that happened in my family is how I feel. I am not meeting the press to represent either Lyca Productions or Raj Kamal Productions. Film industry is my family, I have been in this industry since my childhood. But this incident has proven that this business needs protection. We are proud of producing 100 and 200 crore films but we fail to provide basic safety measures for the workers who are part of those films and that is a shame for the industry. Since, this accident occurred at my film’s shooting, I am personally very ashamed. I would be giving a sum of 1 crore from my personal fund for the people who are dead and also the ones who are injured. That’s not a compensation for what we have lost, it is just that some of them are very poor people. 3 years back, I was in an accident, I know how difficult it is to recover from something like this.  
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Of the 3, one could probably afford, but nobody can afford to lose life. Mr. Krishna used to work with me as an assistant, it is only day before yesterday, he came and proudly said - “I joined two days back.” And he is no more now. And there is Madhusudhana Rao and Chandran. In, fact, I might have been in this very same mortuary along with these 3 dead souls. Just few second before the incident, director Shankar left the tent, very lucky, heroine Kajal and me were inside the tent, had I been standing two feet on either of my side, someone else would have been talking about my obituary now. We will have to ensure that no one else die because of an unsafe shooting environment. There are accidents waiting to happen and we should see that they don’t happen.”​​​​​​​