Since Kamal is yet to fully recover from his leg injury and Kajal Aggarwal is on her vacation with her family, Shankar is currently shooting scenes featuring comedy actor Vivekh in Indian 2.
According to reports, Vivekh is not just playing a typical comedian in Indian 2 and he will be seen in a crucial character taking the story forward. Vivekh will be mostly seen along with Bobby Simha in the film.
It emerged recently that Kamal had suggested Shankar to use his body double to shoot the action sequences in Indian 2. Kamal Haasan reportedly felt that because of his fitness woes, he may not be able to do justice to the role.
The reports also stated that an assistant from action choreographer and stunt coordinator Peter Hein’s team had been identified for the role and will be performing the action scenes in place of Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Haasan always does his own stunts in the movie but the top star had recently undergone a leg surgery. He had to remove an implant that was placed three years ago. Due to this, it will be difficult for the actor to perform any stunts hence he decided to take the help of a body double.
Indian 2 is a sequel to Indian, which is a 1996 Indian Tamil-language vigilante action film written and directed by Shankar and produced by A M Rathnam.
The film stars Kamal Haasan in dual roles with Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Sukanya, Goundamani, and Senthil appearing in other pivotal roles. The film’s score and soundtrack are composed by A R Rahman, while cinematography was handled by Jeeva.