Samuthirkani gets key role in ‘Indian 2’

The already star-studded cast of Shankar-directed ‘Indian 2’, which has Kamal Haasan in the lead, is now strengthened by one more value addition, in the form of Samuthirakani.

If sources are to be believed, the actor-director has been roped in for a key role in the mega budget movie and he will join the sets of ‘Indian 2’ in Rajahmundry soon.

The shoot of Kamal Haasan and Shankar’s magnum opus Indian 2 resumed on August 12. Actress Rakul Preet Singh has joined the sets and she even posted an update confirming the same on her Instagram stories.

The pretty actress who will be playing Siddharth’s romantic interest in the movie has joined the sets of the film 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.