Speculations were abuzz that 'Pisasu 2' was a sequel to Mysskin's 2014 horror film. But, now the director has clarified that his earlier one has no connection with the Andrea Jeremiah-starrer. "Producer Muruganantham of Rockfort Entertainment and I were supposed to collaborate on a different film, which didn't take off. So, he asked if I could do Pisasu 2. I didn't have a story for it, but asked him to give me two weeks to think about it," Mysskin said, adding, "Pisasu was about a father and his daughter, and Pisasu 2 revolves around a mother and her child."
When asked about the treatment of the story, the director said both are different. Then, why retain the same name? "Pisasu was both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. I am not interested in titles. I am simply focused on giving a different experience to the theatre-going crowd."
On working with Andrea Jeremiah, Mysskin said she's an extraordinary actor. "Although I never wrote Pisasu 2 having her in mind, I knew Andrea would be apt. I needed someone tall, and we both worked in Thupparivaalan. I don't think I have ever written such a powerful full-fledged role for a female actor. Her performance will fetch her awards, and I'm sure of it."
Speaking about Vijay Sethupathi's extended cameo in 'Pisasu 2', Mysskin said, they both share a beautiful bond. "I remember he casually asked me for this story, and a couple of days later, told me he'd want to do a role. I didn't know what to do. I revisited my script, and found a character, which was sketched in a way to accommodate him." And, Mysskin turned that into a tailormade character for Vijay Sethupathi. "When an actor of his stature came on board, the role naturally took a bigger form. But, Vijay Sethupathi followed my instructions, and delivered things that I had just asked for," added Mysskin.
Shot primarily in Tamil, 'Pisasu 2' will be dubbed and released in three languages - Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.