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Shankar informs court his decision about actor Vivek's scenes in 'Indian 2'

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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The judge hearing the 'Indian 2' case today told the warring parties director Shankar and Lyca Productions to sit together and talk out their differences citing that prolonging the case will not bring an amicable solution to them.

Director Shankar's council had informed the court that all the scenes involving the late actor Vivek has to be reshot with another actor. Vivek for whom 'Indian 2' would have been a dream come true to work with Kamal Haasan for the first time unfortunately passed away due to a massive heart attack on April 17th.

It is further learned that Shankar has stated that he has free time only from July to October and will try to complete the film. This has sent out a green signal that the much-awaited film could well be back on track soon. The case has been adjourned to April 28th by which the time the two sides could come to terms with each other.

Lyca Productions haf filed a case against director Shankar in the Madras High Court seeking a ban on him to direct any other film before the completion of the 'Indian 2'. The leading production house has stated in its petition that the initial budget of 'Indian 2' was rupees 150 Crores but to date rupees, 236 Crores have been spent. A salary of rupees 40 Crores was fixed for director Shankar and already rupees 14 Crores have been paid to him is also mentioned.

The High Court refused to stop Shankar from directing any other film before the completion of 'Indian 2'. The director known for grand spectacle projects has signed on to direct Ram Charan Teja in a new film produced by Dil Raju. He has also committed to a new Hindi film starring Ranveer Singh as well.

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