`Singam 2` goes on the floors

Updated: Sep 19, 2012, 20:50 PM IST

Chennai: The much-awaited Tamil film `Singam 2`, starring Suriya went on the floors Wednesday here on the occasion of Ganeshotsav.

Director Hari is helming `Singam 2`, which is a sequel to the 2010 smash hit `Singam`, with actors Suriya, Hansika Motwani and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles. Comedians Santhanam and Vivekh have also been roped in to provide some laughter moments.

Suriya`s role as a righteous cop in `Singam` was one of his career-best performances. The film`s commercial success led to remakes such as `Singham` in Hindi, `Kempe Gowda` in Kannada and `Shatru` in Bengali.

Rohit Shetty directed the Hindi version with Ajay Devgn and Kajal Agarwal in the main roles. The film was a box-office winner and made its way into the prestigious Bollywood `Rs.100 crore` club.

Devi Sri Prasad has been signed on to compose music for `Singam 2`, and the composer has already stared composing tunes.

"Having fun in the studio composing for Singam 2. Suriya came and spent some time. We all had a great time," Devi tweeted recently.

Meanwhile, Suriya`s upcoming Tamil film `Mattrraan` is slated to release in October.