While there is talk about him joining the political bandwagon, Kamal Haasan has now signed on ‘Indian 2’ with director Shankar. It will be produced by top Telugu producer Dil Raju. This is an important film given the Indian star’s political ambitions in recent times.
Indian was released in 1996 and featured Kamal Haasan as Senapathy and Chandra Bose. It was about a 70-year-old vigilante who takes down corrupt bureaucrats. The theme is quite similar to what Kamal Haasan has been attempting to do in real life – get the public to highlight corrupt officials in the government in Tamil Nadu.
Kamal has been reportedly meeting bureaucrats in Tamil Nadu to understand the issues they face and how the processes can be made better to serve the people.
Many people wanted Kamal and Shankar to make part 2 of Indian but it didn’t materialise so far. Now that Kamal has openly stated his political ambitions, it looks like it is the right time for him to work on this film.
Indian 2 is going to be made 20 years later and given the technological advances in cinema, it will be exciting to see what Kamal Haasan and director Shankar come up with. With Dil Raju on board, it is going to be a big budget flick for sure!