Filmmaker S Shankar here on Tuesday unveiled the first look poster of his next movie, Indian 2 featuring actor-politician Kamal Haasan on the occasion of Pongal. Shankar shared the poster via a tweet and extended Pongal wishes to everyone. He tweeted, “#indian2 Hi everyone! “ Happy Pongal” along with the poster.
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) January 14, 2019
Through the poster, it was revealed that the project will hit the screens from Friday. A sequel to 1994 Indian, a Tamil blockbuster the project also stars Kajal Aggarwal as the leading actress. Having already begun preparing for her role in the film, she told IANS that she feels signing Indian 2 as a step up in her career.
“I’m really thrilled to be part of the project. I’m quite excited about my role and the skills I will get to learn on the job. I see signing Indian 2 as a step up in my career,” she said. While promoting his last outing 2.0, Shankar revealed that he recently did a photo-shoot with Haasan for Indian 2.
Shankar added that he was thrilled to see Haasan sporting the look of the popular golden aged character Senapathy, a freedom fighter-turned-vigilante bent on rooting out corruption.
Indian 2 will have music by Anirudh Ravichander. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed.
Haasan had earlier said that he would soon quit acting and will spend all his time for his political career and work for the welfare of the people. According to a PTI report, he had said, “I will have to wind up to be effective as a politician… you have to dedicate time totally (for politics). But I will have my production company continuing in the field. Somebody else will run it.”
“I signed Indian 2 with my political career in mind” said Kamal Haasan in an interview with Film Companion.