Rakul Preet lands a crucial role in Shankar's 'Indian 2'

Kamal Haasan’s long-delayed Indian 2, which marks his second collaboration with filmmaker Shankar, will finally go on the floors from August 18 in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. While it has already been confirmed that Kajal Aggarwal plays the leading lady and will be paired opposite Haasan in this mega-budget venture, the latest update is that actor Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in for a pivotal role and she will be paired opposite Siddharth, who will be seen playing a cop in this sequel to 1992 blockbuster Indian

Talking to the Times of India, Rakul said: “It’s a sequel to one of the biggest hits in Indian cinema and I’m really kicked about being a part of it. I was excited when I was offered the role because it’s a Shankar-Kamal Haasan combination and getting a chance to work with legends like that so early in my career is an opportunity I did not want to miss. Though I am yet to sign it officially, I’m looking forward to start shooting for it.”

Having teased fans with the first poster of the film on the occasion of Pongal earlier this year, the makers are now geared up to complete shooting the project as planned in a span of next six months. The first poster featured Haasan displaying his ‘varma-kalai’ skill as the octogenarian vigilante Senapathy from Indian. The poster, which was released sans any hype, was received well and was trending on social media in no time. The regular shooting began on January 18 in Hyderabad but the makers briefly shot for a week and stopped for reasons unknown. The film, being produced by Lyca Productions, has music by Anirudh Ravichander.

Meanwhile, Rakul Preet awaits the release of Manmadhudu 2 starring Nagarjuna and directed by Rahul Ravindran of Chi La Sow fame. Recently, a smoking scene featuring the actor in the teaser of the film had become a controversy. While she maintained a stoic silence over this issue, the actor finally opened up in an interview to Pinkvilla and gave a befitting reply. She said, “I don't really get bothered by trolls. I think logo ka kaam hai kehna, kuch toh log kahenge. We are playing characters.”

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