Actor Vivek's dance for RUM

It’s official: Vivek in Kamal’s Indian 2

A 32 year old dream of Vivek has come true. The actor himself has confirmed that he would share the screen space with Kamal Haasan for the first time, in Shankar directed Indian 2.

In a Tamil post on Twitter, he said: “நிகழும் வரை சொப்பனம்; நிகழும் போதோ பக்குவம். 32 ஆண்டுகள் தந்த நிதானம். முழுமையான ஈடுபாட்டுடன் உழைப்பதே இக்கணப் பிரதானம். எப்போதும் போல் உங்கள் ஆதரவை வேண்டுகிறேன். கமல் சார் க்கு என் அன்பு; ஷங்கர் அவர்களுக்கு என் நன்றி. லைக்கா வுக்கு என் வாழ்த்துக்கள்🙏🏼 miles to go b4 I sleep!”

In an earlier tweet, he said, I m a fan of @ikamalhaasan sir from  school days! 1975 apoorva ragangal time! I was studying in Santhome high school. Till now I m a fan whether I work with him or not! If the story demands me, @shankarshanmugh will definitely call. And the conversation stops.”

The shoot of Kamal Haasan and Shankar’s magnum opus Indian 2 resumed on August 12. Speculation is rife that Siddharth will play the grandson of the freedom fighter-turned-vigilante, Senapathi, who sets out on a mission to eradicate corruption in the society by killing corrupt government officials in the 1996 original.

Produced by Lyca Productions, Shankar has reportedly quoted nearly Rs 200 crore as the overall budget of Indian 2. The film also boasts an ensemble of actors including Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Aishwarya Rajesh, Vidyut Jamwal, Delhi Ganesh and Nedumudi Venu.

While Kajal Aggarwal plays the female lead and also undergone training in Kalaripayattu, an Indian martial art, Priya Bhavani Shankar has also been roped into play one of the female leads in the film.

Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music, Muthuraj takes care of production design and National Award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad is also working along with the team. Kamal is also simultaneously busy with Bigg Boss reality show on Vijay TV.