Kamal Haasan announces he will quit acting after Shankar's Indian 2 to focus on politics

During a media interaction, Kamal Haasan confirmed that he would quit acting after Indian 2, the shooting for which will begin on 14 December

FP Staff December 04, 2018 12:14:40 IST
Kamal Haasan announces he will quit acting after Shankar's Indian 2 to focus on politics

Actor-director Kamal Haasan, who formally launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam on 21 February this year, said that he would quit acting after Indian 2 so as to focus on politics.

Kamal Haasan announces he will quit acting after Shankars Indian 2 to focus on politics

File image of Kamal Haasan

According to report by the Deccan Chronicle, Haasan confirmed the same during a media interaction session at Kizhakkambalam. “Makkal Needhi Maiam will field candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. I’ll quit acting after the upcoming project Indian 2, the shooting of which is slated to start on 14 December,” he was quoted at saying by the daily.

However, he also said that his production company would be financing several public-centered programmes.

Indian 2 is a sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Indian. It was announced on Haasan's 64th birthday, and will also mark the reunion of Shankar and Haasan after a span of two decades.
Moreover, Kajjal Aggarwal recently said that she will be collaborating with the Padma Bhusan awardee for the first time on a project, but did not confirm if  the film she was working on was Indian 2 or a separate film.

Haasan will be reprising his role as Senapathy in the sequel.

Indian originally starred Manisha Koirala and Urmila Matondkar in the lead roles along with Goundamani, Senthil, Nedumudi Venu, Kasturi, Sukanya, and Crazy Mohan as the supporting cast. Haasan essayed the role of a 70-year-old freedom fighter who turns vigilante to battle crime and corruption. He played a dual role of a father and son in the film.

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