Simbu's AAA-2D put on indefinite hold?
The poor performance of the first part may put a damper on the plans for part 2
Filmmaker Adhik Ravichandran had told CE that the sequel to Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (AAA) would be released in a couple of months, but it looks like that may not be possible owing to the poor performance of the first film.
A source tells us, “Though almost half the portions of the sequel have been shot, the film can't be released immediately. Adhik is upset about the loss that AAA has incurred, and he may work on some other project as well."
Also, we hear that the team hasn't settled payments to a few artistes yet. The source adds, "Initially, the makers didn't plan for a sequel, and it was something that was decided while filming. If the part 2 plan is on, artistes have to be paid separately. We don't think the producers are in a situation to do that. The sequel has to take off eventually, because they would want to compensate the loss. But currently, the project is on hold."
It's not yet known if the sequel will have all the actors who were in part 1. Unconfirmed sources hint that Sana Khan, who was signed for the sequel may not be a part of it. However, official confirmation is awaited.
We tried contacting Adhik and the producer S. Michael Rayappan of Global Infotainment; both were unreachable for comments.