Producer A M Rathnam, the title holder of ‘Indian’, was reportedly a key part of its sequel ‘Indian 2’, which is being produced by Lyca and directed by Shankar, with Kamal Haasan playing the lead role.
He was said to be doing coordination and giving crucial inputs. However, it is now said Rathnam has walked out of the project. Earlier, cinematographer Ravi Varman had walked out of ‘Indian 2’, following which, Rathnavelu had replaced him.
Also, Aishwarya Rajesh, who was earlier excited about bagging a role in ‘Indian 2’, had taken a bitter decision to leave the much awaited mega-budget project. Explaining the reason, the actress said, “I had call sheet problems and could not accommodate the dates the production house wanted for ‘Indian 2’. Hence, we mutually agreed to part ways. I feel really bad.”
The actress added: ” I missed out on working with Shankar sir and Kamal sir. It was a dream project for me. I wish I get a chance to work with them again.” Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet and Priya Bhavani Shankar are the other female stars who are part of the cast of ‘Indian 2’.
According to sources, Siddharth is playing the grandson of Senathipathi and son of Chandru in the sequel. Remember both characters were played by Kamal Haasan in the original. Priya Bhavani Shankar has been paired opposite Siddharth, it is learnt.