Bollywood star Ajay Devgn likely to make his Tamil debut with Indian 2
As we had reported earlier, maverick filmmaker Shankar and Kamal Haasan are reuniting for the sequel of their 1996 hit film, Indian. One of Kollywood’s leading banners, Lyca Productions is funding the movie. The makers are planning the sequel on a massive scale with several prominent actors besides Kamal Haasan.
In a recent interaction with media, Haasan revealed that Bollywood star Ajay Devgn will be a part of Indian 2. Director Shankar has already initiated talks with Devgn and an official announcement regarding his casting is expected to be made shortly. If it materializes, then Indian 2 will mark the Tamil debut of Devgn.
Shankar is scripting the movie and dialogues are being penned by Jeyamohan, Kabilan Vairmuthu and Lakshmi Saravanakumar. Indian 2 will have Kamal Haasan reprising his role of Senapathi, a freedom fighter-turned-vigilante. His stellar perfomance in a dual role in Indian won him a National award. The movie was also India’s official submission for the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1996.
Pre-production works for Indian 2 are currently progressing. Earlier this year, the director and his team had visited Thailand for location scouting. Nayanthara is said to be the top contender for the female lead and young sensation Anirudh is likely to compose music for the movie. Cinematographer Ravi Varman and art director T Muthuraj are already confirmed in the technical crew.
Unlike Shankar’s other recent films, Indian 2 will not have much VFX or CG works, so they are planning to release the movie by mid 2019 itself. Kamal Haasan, whose long delayed Vishwaroopam 2 is hitting screens this Friday (August 10), is also hosting the second season of reality show, Bigg Boss. He is expected to start shooting for Indian 2 as soon as the reality show gets over. Shankar is also simultaneously working on the release of his magnum opus 2.0, slated to hit theatres on November 29.