Kamal Haasan and director Shankar joined hands for Indian, which released in 1996. The blockbuster film had Kamal Haasan in two contrasting roles. Nearly after two decades, the two stars joined hands yet again for the sequel to Indian. Titled Indian 2, the film is produced on a mammoth budget by Lyca Production. Ever since the shooting of Indian 2 began, the makers faced several hurdles. From director Shankar overshooting the budget to actors backing out, Indian 2 had its fair share of controversies. Last February, a crane crashed on the film's sets where three lives were lost.
After the untoward incident, the shooting of Indian 2 came to an abrupt halt. Post the accident, India went into lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus. However, even after the restrictions were lifted, there has been no information on the film's shooting. Since Kamal Haasan went on to sign Vikram with Lokesh Kanagaraj, many reports suggested that Indian 2 has been dropped. However, sources close to director Shankar's camp refuted the rumours and revealed that the shooting will begin after Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections get over in May.