Indian 2 will mark the reunion of Kamal Haasan and Shankar after two decades. On Haasan’s birthday last week, Lyca Productions officially announced that the project is expected to go on the floors later this year or early 2019.
On Monday, it has been learned from reliable sources that the set work on the project has begun and it will be overseen by well-known production designer T Muthuraj, who had recently worked on superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0. Muthuraj took to Twitter to share a picture from the puja ceremony and wrote: “Kick-started set work for Indian 2.”Indian 2 will also star Nayanthara or Kajal Aggarwal as the leading lady while the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose music.
The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised. The news about Indian 2 was first announced during the first season of Tamil Bigg Boss. The latest update that’s doing the rounds is that Kamal will work closely with a team of international trainers to shed weight for his role in the highly anticipated sequel to 1992 blockbuster Indian, which featured Haasan in dual roles as father and son.
However, it is not entirely sure if Haasan would return as the older character since the first part had an open ending. According to reliable sources, a team of trainers from the US will be flown down in December to help Haasan achieve the desired look for the film.
Last seen on screen in Vishwaroopam 2, Haasan recently announced a sequel to his 1992 cult hit Thevar Magan. Directed by Bharathan, Thevar Magan starred late Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Gauthami, Nasser, Revathy and Vadivelu in crucial roles.
The story revolves around two warring brothers and how the fight against each other affects the villages they stay in. The film won five national awards and featured music by Ilayaraja.