Kamal Haasan‘s bilingual thriller Vishwaroopam 2 is one of the most anticipated sequels in Tamil cinema. The 2013 release of Vishwaroopam had set the box office on fire and now after a gap of five years, Kamal is all geared up to surprise his fans with another nerve-wrecking patriotic story – Vishwaroopam 2.

In a live chat on his official Facebook page, Kamal said, “ Vishwaroopam 2 is a long wait and is very close to my heart. This story is a sequel and prequel of the first part. Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri is a patriotic, troubled Indian, who is affected by geo-political terrorism and politics. Vishwaroopam 2 is going to be more steep, faster and thrilling.” Kamal further talks about the genre that he enjoys the most and said, “The idea is to make the kind of movies I want to see as a film buff. I like and admire the kind of research that goes into this kind of genre. Some of the things shown in the film could actually happen. It’s thrilling, frightening and as a movie, you enjoy the fast-paced roller coaster ride”.

Kamal in the film has a special performance awaiting where he will be seen performing a classical number choreographed by Pandit Birju Maharaj. The actor says that it is like a dream come true for him. “For me, it was a dream come true. I couldn’t afford it when I was in my teens – a perfect time to start with lesson with a master like Birju sahab. It never happened and Delhi was so far away, my budget was too far behind. It could never happen, but life took me in another direction. But, I did learn classical dance Bharatnatyam and a little bit of Kathak.” Sharing his experience on working with legendary actor Waheeda Rehman, Kamal said “I never thought it would happen. For me, it was like time and space travel. It was unreal as well as a thrilling experience”.

On the professional front, Kamal Haasan will also be seen in Sabash Naidu and Indian 2, which are in different stages of production. The actor’s production house, Raj Kamal Films, also has a film signed up with Vikram and Akshara Haasan in the lead. Vishwaroopam 2 is slated to release on August 10.