IN Entertainment (India) Limited (INE), the Company backing Ajith starrer BILLA 2 along with Wide Angle Creations, the Production House led by Suresh Balaje and George Pius has confirmed Yuvan Shanker Raja as the Music Director of the Film.
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – IN Entertainment, says, “With Chakri Toleti coming on board to helm directorial reigns of BILLA 2, pre-production work has gathered steam. We are currently meeting with key technicians and holding auditions for the remaining cast. We should be able to announce key cast & crew by March 15 and we plan to commence principal photography for the film in the first week of May 2011.”
Confirming his association with the film, Yuvan Shanker Raja comments, “I have been looking forward to work with Ajith and Wide Angle Creations. With INE and Chakri on board and dates confirmed, I am delighted to be a part of the Billa Franchise and will endeavour to present something unique, which will take the legacy of Billa (2007) further.”
Lead Actor Ajith adds, “Development team at INE in Mumbai is currently working on the story and screenplay of BILLA 2 with inputs from the Director. I am looking forward to be working with Chakri Toleti on BILLA 2, who, in a short period of less than a fortnight, has brought in the freshness, energy and vigour required for this project. Yuvan is an integral part of the Billa Franchise and all of us are glad to have him on board.”
Billa was earlier made into Tamil with Superstar Rajnikanth as the remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Don. The Film was remade in 2007 again into Tamil with Ajith playing the role essayed by Rajnikanth. However, unlike the Hindi remake with Shah Rukh Khan, where ending of the Film was changed to keep the lead protagonist alive, Billa maintained the same story as the original film. BILLA 2 is therefore not a sequel but is being designed as a Prequel to Billa, wherein the Film will focus on the journey of how David became Billa.