Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and filmmaker Shankar are all set to reunite for Indian 2 after two decades. Last year, the project was officially announced at the grand finale of Tamil reality show Bigg Boss. The sequel is slated to go on the floors later this year and it will mark the return of Haasan as the freedom fighter turned vigilante Senapathy. Popular Telugu producer Dil Raju was excited to be associated with the project and he had said it’s been long-time desire to work with Shankar. However, even before the project could start rolling, Raju exited the project and did not cite any reasons. Lyca Productions, the makers of 2.0 are said to have taken over the reins of the project.
The latest buzz is that actor Nayanthara is being considered for the project. According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, she is all set to be paired with Haasan. Last week, Shankar flew a hot-air balloon in Taiwan to mark the beginning of Indian 2, which is mostly likely to hit the floors in the second half of this year. However, the industry grapevine suggests that the project may take more time than expected to take off as Shankar’s 2.0 has been postponed yet again and is most likely not to hit the screens in April.
It is believed that young and sensational Anirudh Ravichander has been signed for Indian 2, which will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu. Kamal Haasan will shed weight for the role and a special trainer will be flown down from the US to help him achieve the goal. Haasan is yet to commence the weight loss program.