CV Kumar: We are not recasting Vijay Sethupathi's character in Soodhu Kavvum 2
Producer CV Kumar dispels rumours about Soodhu Kavvum 2 and assures us that the sequel is "100 percent a continuation of the story"
Soodhu Kavvum 2: Naadum Naatu Makkalum, went on floors on Monday with a pooja ceremony. While Nalan Kumarasamy won’t be directing the sequel, producer CV Kumar tells us that, “The sequel is based on an original idea by Nalan.” The sequel to the 2013 black comedy will be directed by SJ Arjun.
The producer further reveals that “Everyone except VJS, Bobby Simha, Ashok Selvan, and Sanchita Shetty, will be reprising their roles for the sequel.” But that doesn’t mean VJS’s Das is getting recast. “We are not recasting VJS’ character,” he further comments on the speculation that Sathyaraj will be playing an older version of Das in the film. “We are currently in talks to cast Sathyaraj sir in the sequel but even if we do cast him, he won’t be playing VJS’ role.” The producer also notes that Shiva will be playing a new character in the film and won’t be replacing anyone from the original.
While Tamil cinema is known to churn out sequels that have no connection to the first film, CV Kumar assures us that, “Soodhu Kavvum 2 is 100 percent a continuation of the story from the first film.”
The producer, who turned director with Maayavan in 2017, also gave us an update about its long-awaited sequel. "The script and pre-production work are all ready, we are eagerly waiting to kickstart the filming for Maayavan: Reloaded, we will announce it very soon."