The news around actor Kamal Haasan starrer Indian 2 has remained low-key for a while. The latest is that Pariyerum Perumal fame actor G Marimuthu and actor Manobala have joined the cast of Indian 2, although an official announcement is yet to come from the makers.
Marimuthu played a casteist father of Kayal Anandhi in Pariyerum Perumal. He is also the director of Prasanna starrer Kannum Kannum (2008) and Vimal starrer Pulivaal (2014).
The sequel of Indian (1996), Indian 2 is helmed by director Shankar and bankrolled by Subaskaran‘s Lyca Productions. The film, co-starring Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Rakul Preet Singh began shoot last August. They have filmed in Kotturpuram and Ambattur in Chennai, Hyderabad, Gwalior, Bhopal, and will reportedly head to Taiwan for the next schedule.
Director Shankar had recently confirmed the presence of actors Bobby Simha, Nedumudi Venu, Samuthirakani and Jagan through a new year tweet.
Happy New Year !
@Actor_Siddharth @MsKajalAggarwal @Rakulpreet #BobbySimhaa
@priya_Bshankar @Actor_Vivek @thondankani #Jagan @manobalam #NedumudiVenu pic.twitter.com/Sfs2qkYmcE
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) December 31, 2019
Earlier, it was reported that actress Aishwarya Rajesh had opted out of the film due to date clashes. According to a report by Times of India, Aishwarya had said, “I couldn’t work out the dates. We mutually agreed to part ways. I feel really bad I missed out on working with Shankar sir and Kamal sir. It was a dream project for me. I wish I get a chance to work with them again.”
Actor-comedian Vivek had also recently joined the cast and tweeted that it was his dream to work on this film. He will be seen onscreen with Kamal for the first time in his career.
Recently, Lyca Productions took to Twitter to announce that a poster circulating on social media had nothing to do with the makers or crew of Indian 2.
This poster of #Indian2 circulating online is not an official one!
Neither the production house nor the director & team is involved in this! pic.twitter.com/ebkqS1r8hq
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) December 5, 2019
Actor Kamal Haasan is believed to have opted for a stunt double for his action portions in the film, owing to his body condition. He was recently admitted in the hospital for the removal of the Titanium rod placed in his right leg, four years back due to an accident. Meanwhile, Kajal Aggarwal has reportedly trained in Kalaripayattu to prepare for her part and will join the sets this month.
Siddharth may play Senapathy’s son in the film and Rakul Preet Singh is said to be paired opposite him.
On the technical front, the cinematography is by Rathnavelu, replacing Ravi Varman who was initially on board, music by Anirudh Ravichander, T Muthuraj on art and editing by Sreekar Prasad. Bosco Martis is choreographing dance, Peter Hein on stunts and Pallavi Singh on costumes.
Here are the posters from the film.