(This article is authored by Alar)
Despite these setbacks, the team behind 'Indian 2' has persevered and continued working on the film. The news that late actor comedian Vivek's portions in the film will not be deleted has only increased the anticipation for the film among fans. But in a recent interview with an entertainment portal, actor Bobby Simha confirmed that late actor and comedian Vivek's portions in director Shankar's highly anticipated film 'Indian 2' will not be deleted.
Talking about Vivek's role in Indian 2, Simha added, "Vivek sir's portions will be there in the film definitely. A different version of him will be seen in this movie." Going by this interview, it is clear that the makers haven't replaced or ruled out Vivek's part in Indian 2. He also added, "Vivek sir and the other members of the cast and crew surprised me on my birthday on the Indian 2 sets back in 2019. He became very close to me during the shoot. I miss him. We took many photos on that day. I have treasured those pictures."
The news of Vivek's sudden demise left the film fraternity and fans in shock. There were speculations about the fate of his portions in the film, as it was unclear whether they would be retained or deleted, and fans of Vivek were worried that his portions might not make it to the final cut of the film. However, Bobby Simha's recent confirmation has put all rumors to rest. Fans can now rest assured that they will get to see the late actor's work on the big screen one last time.
It is a fitting tribute to a man who entertained audiences for decades with his impeccable comic timing and his socially conscious messages. 'Indian 2' is a sequel to the 1996 film 'Indian' and stars Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, and Rakul Preet Singh in pivotal roles. The film has been in production for a long time and is eagerly awaited by fans of the franchise.
The film's production has faced multiple delays due to various reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic accident on the film's set in February 2020 that claimed the lives of three crew members and finally this time, the crew pulling to wrap the film. In the first part of Indian (1996), Kamal Haasan portrayed Chandrabose Senapathy, a commander in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. Followingly, similar events are anticipated for the sequel too. Anirudh Ravichander is in charge of the movie's musical score, which is being produced by Lyca Productions with a lavish budget.