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Kamal Haasan Reveals Inspiration for 'Bharateeyudu' Sequel

At a recent audio launch event, Kamal Haasan revealed the beginning of this project.

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   3 Jun 2024 6:38 AM GMT
Kamal Haasan Reveals Inspiration for Bharateeyudu Sequel

Like a cherished memory refusing to fade, the upcoming film "Bharateeyudu 2" carries the weight of its legendary predecessor. At a recent audio launch event, Kamal Haasan revealed the beginning of this project, a story intertwined with another cinematic giant, Shivaji Ganesan.

Back in 1996, both actors had scripts with similar themes. Kamal Haasan, with immense faith in a young director named Shankar, decided to step aside and let him helm "Indian" (the original "Bharathiyadu") with Ganesan.

Years later, Kamal Haasan revisited the idea of a sequel with Shankar. The project faced its share of challenges, but Subhaskaran, the head of Leica, emerged as a staunch supporter, "bringing it home" as Kamal Haasan put it. This unwavering belief fueled the creation of "Bharateeyudu 2," a testament to the collective spirit behind the film.

The audio launch itself was a star-studded affair, with celebrities like Simbu, Lokesh Kanagaraj, and A.R. Rahman gracing the event. Performances by Shruti Haasan, Mouni Roy, and Shankar's children added to the grandeur. Haasan expressed his gratitude to the entire cast and crew, including Anirudh for his electrifying music, Ravi Varman for his spellbinding visuals, and the late Manobala and Vivek, whose on-screen presence will be deeply missed.

Shankar, echoing Kamal Haasan's sentiments, lauded his dedication and acting prowess, calling him "an actor unlike any other in the world." He also acknowledged the powerful performances of S.J. Surya, Samuthrakhani, and the leading ladies, Kajal Aggarwal and Rakul Preet Singh. The film, slated for a July 12th release in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi, promises to be a visual and emotional spectacle. But one question remains - will it live up to the legacy of its predecessor? Only time, and the audience's response, will tell.