Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 will resume shooting after the Lok Sabha polls for the State are conducted. According to a ToI report, this has been done at Kamal Haasan’s behest as the actor will be busy campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam.
Indian 2, the sequel to Shankar’s 1996 film Indian, went on floors in January this year. The team took a break after the completion of a schedule. The second schedule will start only after April 18 – the date of Parliamentary elections in Tamil Nadu. Indian 2 is likely to be Kamal Haasan’s last film before he takes the plunge into full-time politics.
According to a report, Indian 2 revolves around corruption and other anti-social activities. Kamal Haasan plays a character who fights this with the help of youngsters. Arya is said to play a pivotal role in the film. In mid-January, it was reported that actor Siddharth has been signed up for the film too, but there has been no official confirmation of the same. A source close to the film said the role was being kept under wraps. “So, we don’t know if it is that of a cop or Senapathy’s grandson. Though Simbu was one of the choices, he was not officially on board. It was Siddharth who officially signed it a few days ago.”
Kajal Aggarwal is the female lead in the movie; this marks her first collaboration with the director and actor. She is reportedly learning Kalaripayattu to prepare for her part.
There have been speculations about Abhishek Bachchan or Akshay Kumar playing the antagonist. Earlier, it was also reported that Ajay Devgn will play the negative role, but the actor opted out due to unknown reasons. This lead to reports that Akshay Kumar will be the replacement, but sources say talks are on between the team and Abhishek Bachchan for the role.
Music for Indian 2 is by Anirudh Ravichander who composed for Karthik Subbaraj’s Rajinikanth-starrer Petta. He replaces Shankar’s long-time collaborator AR Rahman for the project. The film is produced by Lyca Productions, who earlier bankrolled the director’s 2.0 – a sequel of Enthiran, which starred Rajinikanth in the lead.