Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan will be joining hands with ace-filmmaker Shankar after a gap of more than 20 years to make a sequel to their 1996 blockbuster Indian. Shankar is currently busy with the post-production work of 2.0, starring Superstars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles.
The sources in the know have confirmed the news of Kamal and Shankar joining the hands for the big-ticket film. An official announcement of the same will be made by Kamal on Saturday at the grand finale of Bigg Boss Tamil. The film will reportedly be made on a whopping budget of Rs 180 crore, which will be bankrolled by Tollywood’s popular film Dil Raju.
Indian 2 is a bilingual film that will be made in Tamil and Telugu, while it will be dubbed into other languages.
Dil Raju shares a good rapport with Shankar that was formed when he distributed the Tamil director’s production venture Vaishali in Telugu. And they have been in talks to collaborate together in a film for some time now.
Indian was one of the biggest hits of Shankar that happened during very early days of his career as a director. The film revolves around a 70-year-old vigilante played by Kamal, who is on a mission to weed out corruption in the government departments.
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It is, however, unclear if Indian 2 is a new story or continuation of the 1996 thriller.
Shankar’s is preparing the sequel to 2010 blockbuster film Enthiran titled 2.0. The most expensive film ever to be made in India so far is fast nearing the completion and has been confirmed to hit the screens in January next year.