Vishwaroopam 2 on track

The shooting of Vishwaroopam’s sequel has started in Thailand.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:May 28, 2013 3:53 am

The shooting of Vishwaroopam’s sequel has started in Thailand. When Vishwaroopam,written and directed by Kamal Haasan,released in theatres in January,it ended with the promise of the story going forward in the next installment. Its prolific and multi-talented lead actor,Haasan,does not seem to have wasted much time in putting the sequel together. Even the ban on the movie in Tamil Nadu and the controversy that ensued could not deter his plans. In keeping with the first movie of the series,Vishwaroopam 2 is expected to be a spy thriller with multiple twists and turns.

Late Cut

Despite its drug references,cuss words and a good amount of gore,Go Goa Gone released without any controversies. But three weeks after its release,the makers may have to do away with the song Slowly Slowly.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to the film’s producers — Kishore Lulla,CEO,Eros International and Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan of Illuminati Films Pvt Limited — over obscene lyrics of Slowly Slowly that “encourage violence against women and drug usage”. The producers have been asked to take a decision by May 30. Pointing out the use of the word “whore” in the song being derogatory to women and veiled references to drug use,the notice has asked for the song to be deleted from the film and banned from public telecast.

Director Raj Nidimoru states that the song has been read out of context. “As directors,we are responsible people too,and won’t put anything like that out in our film. It has to be seen in context of the film,and not in isolation. People who have seen the film have called it one of the best anti-drug messages,” he says. The word in question,says Nidimoru,is a play on the Punjabi word,which in this case means “one more.”

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