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Actor-politician Kamal Haasan to undergo minor surgery on Friday

Kamal Haasan will undergo surgery at a private hospital in Chennai to get an implant removed from his leg.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan will undergo minor surgery to get an implant removed from his leg at a private hospital in Chennai on Friday, according to a statement issued by his party, Makkal Needhi Maiam.

In 2016, Kamal Haasan suffered a fall at his office and fractured his leg. He underwent surgery and an implant was placed in his leg. But owing to his busy political and film schedules thereafter, removal of the implant after the fracture had healed kept getting postponed.

"The surgical procedure, which is slated to happen tomorrow, aids in the removal of the implant," the party statement said. "Furthermore, he has been compelled to take a break for the next few weeks to physically recoup."

Kamal Haasan is currently shooting for Shankar’s Indian 2. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film also stars Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, Bobby Simhaa and Priya Bhavani Shankar.

The team recently completed the second schedule, canning an action sequence that cost Rs40 crore to mount in Bhopal.

The first poster of Indian 2, which marks the reunion of Shankar and Kamal Haasan after two decades, was unveiled on the occasion of Pongal earlier this year. Having completed two major schedules in India, the team plans to travel to Taiwan soon to shoot key scenes.

The film, which will be dubbed in multiple languages, including Hindi, has music by Anirudh Ravichander.

Indian 2 will mark the return of Kamal Haasan as the vigilante Senapathy. Recently, Shankar revealed that Kamal Haasan will be seen briefly speaking in Gujarati in the film.