Netflix’s Record-Breaking Deal – ‘Indian 2’ Fetches Jaw-Dropping Rs 200 Crore for Digital Rights: After the remarkable success of Vikram, Kamal Haasan’s career has reached new heights, and he is currently riding high on the success wave. The legendary actor recently joined the stellar cast of Kalki 2898 AD, a film boasting names like Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone, further cementing his position in the industry.
Additionally, the buzz surrounding the sequel to his 1996 blockbuster hit Hindustani/Indian, which he is collaborating on with director Shankar, has been overwhelmingly positive.
Kamal Haasan’s Gift of Appreciation:
Kamal Haasan’s collaboration with director Shankar on ‘Indian 2’ has been nothing short of exceptional. So much so that the actor was filled with pride and appreciation for Shankar’s work. In June, Kamal Haasan gifted the director an extravagant watch worth Rs 8 lakh as a token of admiration. The actor took to Twitter to express his support and encouragement for Shankar, urging him to seek new heights and continue his artistic journey.
Netflix Acquires Digital Rights:
As excitement builds up around ‘Indian 2,’ streaming giant Netflix acquired the digital rights for the film in multiple languages for a whopping sum exceeding Rs 200 crore. Insiders have revealed that Shankar’s work on the movie has left audiences and industry insiders alike extremely pleased with the outcome.
Revolutionary Deaging Technique in ‘Indian 2’:
‘Indian 2’ picks up where ‘Indian’ left off, with Kamal Haasan’s character, Senapathy, now aged around 90 years. To convincingly portray the elderly character, Kamal Haasan spent nearly 4 hours in the makeup chair and an additional 2 hours to remove the makeup.
However, for flashback sequences, director Shankar has employed an advanced deaging technique, aiming to present a younger version of Senapathy. This cutting-edge technique is expected to set a new standard in the Indian film industry.
The All-Star Cast:
‘Indian 2’ boasts an ensemble cast, with Kamal Haasan in the lead role, alongside talented actors like Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Bobby Simha, Vivek, Guru Somasundaram, and Nedumudi Venu, among others.
Anirudh Ravichander is in charge of the film’s music, and fans eagerly await the release of the first single or teaser, marking the beginning of the film’s promotional campaign.
As the shooting of ‘Indian 2’ nears completion, anticipation continues to grow for this grand cinematic spectacle. Director Shankar’s implementation of the de-aging technique for Kamal Haasan’s character promises to be a game-changer in Indian cinema.
With an exceptional star cast and the creative brilliance of Kamal Haasan and Shankar combined, ‘Indian 2’ is poised to become a box-office storm when it hits theaters in 2024.
Moreover, Shankar’s parallel work on the Pan-Indian drama ‘Game Changer’ featuring Ram Charan and Kiara Advani further showcases his prowess as a powerful filmmaker in the industry.