Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 15:39 IST

Indian 2 Audio Launch: Kamal Haasan Reveals Why Couldn't Work With Shankar In Gentleman

Kamal Haasan began his speech by reflecting on his history with director Shankar, revealing that he initially approached him for his debut film Gentleman.

Kamal Haasan | Image:Lyca Productions/X
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Kamal Haasan is all set for the release of his upcoming film titled Indian 2. It is the sequel to the cult classic film Indian. Recently, the makers organised an audio launch event in Chennai wherein the entire cast and crew was in attendance. At the event, Kamal Haasan took to the stage and addressed the crowd.

Kamal Haasan lauds S Shankar

Kamal Haasan began his speech by reflecting on his history with director Shankar, revealing that Shankar initially approached him for his debut film Gentleman. Kamal stated, “Due to creative differences, I couldn’t do that film. I thought Shankar wouldn’t approach me again after being turned down. However, following the success of 'Gentleman,' he came back with a new script. By then, after 'Devar Magan' had become a hit, I was planning a project with Sivaji Sir. The storylines of 'Indian' and my project were somewhat similar. So, I consulted Sivaji Sir, who told me, ‘We have already acted as father and son. This film will showcase you as both father and son. Go for it.’ He encouraged me out of love, and that’s why I am here today.”

Kamal Haasan praises Indian 2 makers

Kamal Haasan also lauded Subhashkaran of Lyca Productions for his courage in producing and reviving Indian 2. Kamal remarked, “I believe he has seen only a few glimpses of the project, not even the rushes. Yet, he believed in it. His boldness reflects the valor of his origins.”

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Kamal then extended his thanks to all the actors involved in Indian 2. He particularly praised Shankar for ensuring that the absence of the late Vivekh and Nedumudi Venu was not felt in the film, acknowledging Shankar's efforts to make the film work despite these losses.

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 15:39 IST