Kamal Haasan Starrer Indian 2 BANNED? Film Lands In Legal TROUBLE For Using ‘Varma Kalai’ Without Permission- READ REPORTS

Madhurai District Court has adjourned a case against Kamal Haasan’s much-awaited film Indian 2 after Aasan Rajendran filed a petition stating that the veteran actor used ‘Varma Kalai’ without his permission

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Kamal Haasan Starrer Indian 2 BANNED? Film Lands In Legal TROUBLE For Using ‘Varma Kalai’ Without Permission- READ REPORTS
After impressing the the audience with his performance as the Supreme Yaskin, in Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Kalki AD 2898, Kamal Haasan is gearing up for the release of Indian 2. The much-awaited sequel of his 1996 film Indian, has landed into legal trouble, ahead of its release. Set to release on July 12th, 2024, Asan Rajendran, the head teacher of Varma Kalai, Martial Arts, and Research Academy in Madurai's HMS Colony has filed a petition against the film.

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As reported by India TV News, the Madhurai District Court adjourned a case that sought a ban on the release of the much-anticipated sequel. According to the media publication, Rajendran claimed that the veteran actor consulted him for Varma Kalai techniques during the shooting process of the first film ‘Indian’ and that his contributions were duly credited. He alleged that Indian 2 employs these techniques without his permission, which prompted him to request a ban on the film’s release not only in the theatres but also on OTT platforms. 

For those who don’t know, Varma Kalai is a traditional Tamil art that blends traditional yoga, massage, alternative medicine, and martial arts, where specific pressure spots on the body are used to either heal or damage the body. The case was reportedly heard on Monday before a judge in the Madhurai District Court. 

After the crew of the film, requested additional time to file a response to Rajendran’s petition, the court ordered the hearing of the case to be adjourned till July 11. 


Directed by S Shankar, the sequel sees Kamal Haasan reprising his role as Veerasekaran Senapathy. The first poster of the film was released during Pongal in 2020. Indian 2 also stars Samuthirakani, Bobby Simha, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, and Priya Bhavani Shankar, in pivotal roles.
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