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Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on the Vishwaroopam sequel and why it took him four years to bring it back
Sanyukta Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 3, 2017)
On Tuesday, the veteran released the first posters of Vishwaroopam 2 in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu. When asked why it took four years for the film to unveil, he told Mirror, “My producer was multitasking with many films but I have now taken over the responsibility of taking my product to the audience. All the actors are returning, even those who died in the first part. The surprise new addition is Waheeda Rehman ji.“
The 62-year-old actor-filmmaker added that like the 2013 original the sequel too takes on terrorism responsibly with dialogue mitigating animosity, not guns. “Not only the film but all of us will, again and again, take on terrorism,“ he asserted. While the original was set in the US, the sequel will be shot in India as well as several international locations.
Vishwaroopam, the 2013 spy-thriller was fronted by Haasan while Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat appeared in supporting roles. The film was produced simultaneously as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi and dubbed in Telugu, with a soundtrack by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, lyrics by Vairamuthu and Haasan himself which Javed Akhtar translated in Hindi.