Stalemate on Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 continues, Madras HC told

The deadlock in the production of the Tamil film Indian 2, with actor Kamal Haasan in the lead role, was reported to the Madras High Court on Wednesday as soon as negotiations for a amicable settlement between the contesting parties failed.

When the matter came up for further hearing today, senior counsel for Director S Shankar told the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamurthy that the talks had failed.

Originally, the film’s producer, Leica Productions, had moved the court with an appeal for an instruction to stop Shankar from completing the film and taking up any other project by then.

Stating that any order of the court could expose the matter, the bench on April 22 directed the parties to sit together and settle the issue amicably.

When the matter reappeared today, Shankar’s senior counsel PS Raman told the judges that there was no resolution in the meeting for more than two hours last Saturday.

While Shankar was set to deliver bulk dates after June, for which Kamal Haasan also agreed, Lyca Productions insisted the director sign a bond to the effect that he would not take any other projects.

Therefore, the negotiations failed, and the bench posted the matter for further hearing after summer vacation.

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