It’s not a secret anymore that National Award-winning actor Kamal Haasan is collaborating with acclaimed filmmaker Shankar for a sequel to their blockbuster film ‘Indian’ (1996) after a huge gap of 22 years. The megastar had announced ‘Indian 2’ in his popular celebrity reality show, ‘Big Boss’ last year.
Ever since the project was announced, there has been an influx of speculations around its cast. The latest we hear that the team is considering to cast Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn for an important role. Latest reports suggest that the ‘Shivaay’ (2016) actor might come on-board to play a cop in ‘Indian 2’. “He (Kamal Haasan) wants Ajay to play a top cop in the sequel,” reveals an insider to an English newspaper.
Kamal Haasan and Ajay Devgn have never teamed up before, so if the latter gives his nod to star in ‘Indian 2’, it will be one of the biggest casting coups of 2018.
‘Indian’ had popular Bollywood actresses Urmila Matondkar and Manisha Koirala as female leads. Talking about the female lead of its much-anticipated sequel, the name of popular South Indian actress Nayanthara is doing the rounds for a long time now. However, she has not signed the project on the dotted lines as yet. If she signs the project, it will be her first film with Kamal Haasan.
Director Shankar is expected to begin work on ‘Indian 2’ right after completing his current project, ‘2.0’, which he is making with Thalaiva Rajinikanth and Hindi film star Akshay Kumar. The sci-fi film was expected to release in the first half of the year, but due to constant delays in its post-production work, it has been missing its release date again and again.