Akshay Kumar, who impressed everyone with his sterling performance as a revenge-seeking ornithologist Pakshi Rajan in Shankar’s mega-budgeted sci-fi film 2.0 (2018), has taken up another negative character yet again.

According to reports, the National Film Award-winning actor has reteamed with filmmaker Shankar again for his next directorial venture, Indian 2. The film is a sequel to his 1996 award-winning movie Indian and stars megastar Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Akshay will reportedly play the antagonist opposite Haasan in the sequel.

If reports are to be believed, the role which Akshay Kumar has given his nod to was first offered to Bollywood star Ajay Devgn. However, Devgn could not take up the part because of his busy schedule and prior commitments.

“Both Ajay and Kamal were keen to collaborate on this film. However, for various reasons, including his prior commitments, Ajay could not come on board,” a source close to the development reveals.

Besides Kamal Haasan and Akshay Kumar, Indian 2 may also star Dulquer Salmaan, Simbu and Nayanthara in significant parts. The film, bankrolled by Lyca Productions, is expected to roll soon.

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