Rakul Preet in Kamal-Shankar’s Indian 2

The latest addition to the already star-studded team of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 directed by Shankar is Rakul Preet Singh, whose last release in Kollywood was Suriya’s NGK.

According to sources, Rakul has agreed to be part of Indian 2 but is yet to sign on the dotted lines. Also, she will be seen as Siddharth’s love interest in the film.

“The makers were keen to cast Rakul in an important role and hence approached the actress in Mumbai. She also heard the script and has agreed in principle,” a source was quoted as saying.

Sources added: “She would be playing the love interest of Siddharth who is the grandson of the vigilante Senapathi and son of Chandru, both characters played by Kamal in the original version.”

The film, which has music by Anirudh, also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Aishwarya Rajesh and Priya Bhavani Shankar. It is being bankrolled by Lyca Productions.

Shankar is also holding talks with a familiar Bollywood face to play the baddie but things are yet to be officially confirmed. While Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in to the play the female lead in Indian 2 and also undergone training in Kalaripayattu, an Indian martial art, veteran actor Delhi Ganesh is also part of the film.

Indian-2 brings back the aging vigilante, who fights against corruption. The first-look poster of the film was unveiled recently, which showed Kamal in an action avatar performing varma kalai martial art. The movie carries the tagline ‘Older Wiser Deadlier’.