Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday said he is getting personally involved in clearing the path for the release of Vishwaroopam 2, the much-anticipated second part in the Vishwaroopam franchise.
Given that things haven’t been moving fast enough on the Sabash Naidu front, it is likely that Kamal Haasan is getting ready to complete the long-delayed Vishwaroopam 2 in the meantime. The release of the film, which was originally planned for early 2015, has been delayed because of the financial troubles that befell its producer Aascar Ravichandran. The producer, the actor had claimed in an interview to us, had “disappeared from the scene, in the sense that he has committed himself to various other big projects and probably overstretched himself ” and is also not willing to let go of the film.
“For all looking forward to ‘Vishwaroopam 2’, I’m personally getting involved to clear the path. Bigger obstacles are out of the way. What’s left is tech and legal,” Kamal tweeted on Friday.
He went on to add that nearly six monthS of post-production work is still pending on the project.
In the film, Kamal plays a RAW agent, and it also features Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah in pivotal roles.
A close source from the film’s unit said: “Actually, ten days of shoot is still left. That’s not a major concern because the challenging part is in the post-production and it is going to be expensive. The producer is struggling to get funds.”
Vishwaroopam II is an upcoming Indian spy thriller film simultaneously being made inTamil and Hindi language. Written and directed by Kamal Haasan, it is the sequel to Vishwaroopam (2013) and features himself alongside Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah, reprising their roles. While the first film was set in the United States, Vishwaroopam II is set to take place in India.
Produced by Venu Ravichandran in Tamil, the film is also being produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as Vishwaroop II. The film is in its post-production stage and is scheduled for an early 2017 release.
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