Akshay Kumar playing as villain brought more craze to Rajinikanth’s 2.0. This film has set records as the most expensive film ever made in India. It is set for a grand release world wide across 10,000 screens on November 29.
Akshay is portrayed as a ‘crow man’ in the trailer. His beastly looks make us assume that he is playing a cruel role in the film. Director Shankar’s words saying that Akshay is not just a villain but something more than that, allows us to assume that Akshay is not playing a regular villain character.
Shankar’s original choice for Akshay’s role in 2.0 were Kamal Haasan and well known Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Kamal was not interested to play a negative role. Arnold was dropped on remuneration issues. At the end it was offered to Akshay, and he readily agreed.
This is not the first time for Akshay to play a negative role. He played a negative role in a 2001 bollywood film named ‘Ajnabee’. We all know that Rajinikanth himself played both as a hero and a villain (in Chitti’s role) in ‘Robo’. 2.0 is also having the character ‘Chitti’. Is this character going to be a positive one or Chitti’s character is again going to appear as a villain, is kept secretly.
Akshay’s actual role in the film will be revealed only after watching the film tomorrow. This film features Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson as the lead pair.