'Indian 2' - Shankar upset, wants to work on another project if producer delays shoot

Mishap on the sets of Indian 2 led to 3 deaths in February this year. Soon after, lockdown was imposed. The makers of Indian 2 was hoping 2021 release

'Indian 2' - Shankar upset

Kamal Haasan's much-anticipated sequel to Indian, Indian 2, saw many road blocks like budget concerns, make-up issues, mishap on the sets killing 3 and COVID-19 lockdown. These have resulted in 40% of shoot still remaining and the movie is yet to resume shooting.

There is still no confirmation regarding the resumption of its shoot. Now, the film’s director S. Shankar has reportedly written to the production team and asked them to provide him plans for the same.

A report by leading daily also suggests that while Shankar and his team were ready to shoot, the production house wanted to bring down the cost to make up for their losses amidst the lockdown. Reports suggest that the film’s crew earlier halted the shoot owing to concerns with the budget that was quoted during the initial phase.

Shankar and his team were hoping that they would resume the shoot once the government allows film shoots with a larger crew. But now, the production house wants to bring down the cost further to make up for the losses as a result of the lockdown. But Shankar, who has already brought down the budget from `400 crore to ` 220 crore after their first disagreement, feels it would be very hard to make the film as he has envisioned with further budget cuts. So, the production house decided to play the waiting game and stayed mum on the resumption of the project. Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan has committed to Lokesh Kanagaraj’s film. He was hoping to start that film after wrapping up work on Indian 2, and did not start production work on Lokesh’s film. But after seeing the current deadlock, he did a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Venket Ram at AVM Studio a couple of days ago. This has made Shankar realise that he might lose precious time if he keeps sitting idle, waiting for the producers of Indian 2 to take a call on resumption of the shoot. So, he has dashed off a letter to them, asking them to provide him with their plans for the project, and allowing him to work on another film if they intend to delay things even further.”, quotes the daily.

On the letter from Shankar, the production house clarified saying “This is a rumour. We have not got nothing of this sort (from Shankar). The film requires a huge crew of 500-600 people on the set, so the planning is going on. We are in the process of deciding how to move forward with the shoot, and in fact, we met Kamal Haasan yesterday to discuss this. We are hoping to resume the shoot soon.

Indian 2 will bring back Kamal Haasan in his Senapathy look, and his fans are very excited about the film. The Shankar directorial movie will also feature actors, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Siddharth and Priya Bhavani Shankar in prominent roles.


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