Indian 2 is a sequel to Shankar’s Indian, a vigilante thriller, and Kamal Haasan has begun prep work for the film
Last Updated: 11.57 AM, Jul 31, 2022
Rumours are rife that Kajal Aggarwal is not part of Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan’s much-awaited sequel to Indian 2 anymore! Reports suggest that buoyed by the success of Kamal Haasan’s last film, Vikram, the makers are now planning to approach an actress with a pan-India effect, on the likes of Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif. This is not the first time that rumours about Kajal getting out of the project have been doing the rounds. Earlier there was a rumour that she was being replaced by Tamanaah, and later, Trisha. Later, Kajal became pregnant with her first child, there was a buzz about her opting out of the project.
However, a video of Kajal Aggarwal stating that she was very much part of the project, is now doing the rounds on the internet. “Why would I opt out of a film like Indian 2? It has Shankar sir and I am dying to work with him. And my role is fab.” The actress has reportedly learnt Kalaripayattu as she has to perform stunts in the film.
Indian 2 is helmed by Shankar, who had also directed the original, Indian, which released in 1996. The film was a vigilante action thriller that starred Kamal Haasan, Urmila Matondkar, Sukanya, Manisha Koirala, Nedumudi Venu, Kasthuri, Goundamani, Senthil, Nizhalgal Ravi, Manorama, Omakuchi Narasimhan and Ajay Rathnam to name a few. Music for the film was by AR Rahman, cinematography was by Jeeva and editing by B Lenin and VT Vijayan.
The sequel, on the other hand, has Kamal Haasan, Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Bobby Simha, Samuthirakani and Nedumudi Venu (which will be his posthumous film). The shoot for the film had earlier began in 2020, but came to a halt following an accident on the sets. Later, the shoot couldn’t commence due to the pandemic, budget constraints and other legal disputes. Now, the shoot is finally expected to begin by the end of August or early September and Kamal Haasan is set to go to the US to prep for the film.