Bollywood’s action hero Akashay Kumar stunned the southern superstar Rajinikanth when he spoke in Tamil during the trailer launch of the film 2.0 in Chennai on November 3.
Akshay, who started his speech with ‘Vanakkam Chennai…Magizhchi’, got some applause from the audience present at the trailer launch event. Akshya tried his best to avoid any mistake while speaking in the local language.
Beside, Akshay said that he was honoured to be a part of 2.0 film which features superstar Rajinikanth in the lead.
“I am so honoured to be here. I can’t explain my feelings. I can’t thank Shankar sir enough for the opportunity. And Subaskaran, big thanks,” said Akshay Kumar at the trailer launch.
“I got to learn lot of challenging things. Shankar is a scientist, not a director. I did make up for 3 hours and I took one hour to remove the makeup. I just saw myself on the screen, and it was unbelievable. I’m looking forward to seeing the film. I thank Shankar sir. It was worth the pain,“ added Akshay.
The teaser of superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer film ‘2.0’ is getting amazing responses from the people. The makers of the film ‘2.0’ released the teaser on September 13 morning.
Actor Akshay Kumar will be seen playing Dr Richard, aka Crow Man in the film.
‘2.0’ is being touted as the sequel to the 2010 Rajinikanth blockbuster ‘Enthiran’.
The teaser of the film was released in three different languages including in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
The Hindi teaser of the film has fetched over 5 lakh views in just 2 hours of it release while Tamil version got over 12 lakh views. Telugu version, however, managed over 6 lakh views since its release.
Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth fans are going gaga over the teaser with many of them predicted that the movie will going to be blockbuster.
Made with a budget of over Rs 500 crore, 2.0 has been shot using the state-of-the-art filmmaking technology. The film has been shot in Tamil as well as Hindi and is reportedly being dubbed in 13 other languages as well.
The Hindi version of the movie will be produced by filmmaker Karan Johar.
Written and directed by Shankar with music by AR Rahman, ‘2.0’ is expected to release in November 2018. British model-actor Amy Jackson plays the female lead.
Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 is one of the most anticipated movies of this decade. The audience’s expectation bar from this movie is on another level. Ever since the news of Shankar directing a Science Fiction film that would star Rajinikanth (reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti) along with Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson broke, the audience couldn’t wait to see the first look of the film.
One aspect of the film that makes speculations at their peak is Akshay Kumar’s look in the film. This is no wonder that every Rajnikanth film overshadows the rest of the cast of his stardom but 2.0 has been an exception as the fact that Akshay Kumar will be seen in an antagonist’s role has been creative a lot of waves in the industry. Akshay’s look in long nails, hairy and fuzzy eyebrows has left everyone craving for more.
Being touted for its massive 350 Crore budget, Akshay Kumar was not director Shankar’s first choice. The likes of Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan, Vikram, Hrithik Roshan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and even Arnold Schwarzenegger were approached for the role but somehow things didn’t work out and finally Akshay was roped in.