On Wednesday, the film’s director Shankar Shanmugham declared that the upcoming sequence of Indian; A 1996 blockbuster film ‘Indian 2’ is on its way to hit the screen.
He tweeted, ‘Good morning Indians, we are glad to announce that the remaining shoot for Indian 2 is commencing today! Need all of your support and wishes.’ The also added the new poster of the movie featuring Kamal Haasan with the caption, ‘He is back’ written on it.The next part of the 1996 blockbuster film Indian, Indian 2 is on its way to hit the screen.
Although the Lyca Productions had officially announced Indian 2 on November 7, 2018, on Kamal Haasan’s 64th birthday but followed by some unavoidable circumstances the film could not be staged.
The director, Shankar had stated, ‘A lot of things happened around us in these years, and all that will be discussed in the sequel. Though I have done many films, Indian 2 will be close to my heart. After finishing every film, I used to think about developing a sequel to Indian, but finally, it materialised this year. The script has come out very well.’
Priorly, ‘the film faced a deadly accident on the set in February 2020. Three crew members died after a crane holding heavy lighting equipment fell on them. Ten individuals were injured and the film’s shoot came to halt. Later, Covid-19 put breaks on the film’s shoot. Also, two of the key actors of the film, comedian Vivek and veteran star Nedumudi Venu passed away in 2021.’ as reported by Indianexpress.
However, lead actor ‘Chachi 420’ hitmaker Kamal Hassan had always been dedicated towards the film. He said, ‘We had so many things coming in between, apart from the fact that it’s a very big film. We had COVID, we had an accident on the set where people died. It’s so unnerving but we continued. Indian 2 will happen. We are all working on it, we are all talking to Lyca Production. They are also keen to shoot, so now it’s just a question of getting everything together on the logistic front.’
Kajal Aggarwal gets featured in a pivotal role in the movie. The music composer is Anirudh Ravichander while the writers are Jayamohan, Kabilan Vairamuthu and Lakshmi Saravanakumar.