Finally after a year of pre-production work Ajith's Billa 2 directed by Chakri Toleti, will start rolling from next week.
The film is being produced Wide Angle Creations Suresh Balaji and George Pious, while the presenter of the film will be Sunir Khetrapal of IN Entertainment.
Chakri Toleti has clearly said in an earlier interview that Billa 2 would be a prequel. Says Chakri : "Billa 2 would focus on how David, an ordinary man from coastal Thoothukudi in South Tamil Nadu, becomes Billa, a dreaded underworld don".
A debutant Mumbai based theatre actor and model Huma Qureshi will play the female lead. From the previous film, the producers had made it clear that apart from Ajith, Prabhu and Rahman, most of the other characters would not be retained.
Television actor KK who starred in sympathetic roles in Kaavalan and Deiva Thirumagal,is playing a 'dirty cop' in the film. Sudhanshu Pandey and Vimala Raman will do cameo special appearances. Y
Yuvan Shankar Raja, a part of the original Billa is the music director. Rest of the technical crew being finalized in the following weeks.
Leading Bollywood cinematographer Hemant Chaturvedi, was originally chosen as the cinematographer but due to shoot getting postponed, he opted out.
Now the latest we hear is that RD Rajasekhar is the cameraman for the film. The crew also announced the film would become the first Indian production to be filmed with an RED EPIC Camera, being shot at 5K resolution.