Aamir Khan reveals that Rajinikanth’s role in 2.0 was first offered to him by Shankar!
Shankar’s 2.0 is probably the most awaited Indian movie in recent times. The kind of expectations this sci-fi film has is mammoth and the makers have a big challenge ahead of living up to that. Two of Indian cinema’s biggest superstars – Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar are facing off in this film and that itslef is a big reason to look forward to this film. 2.0 is the sequel to Shankar’s 2010 film Enthiran, which also had Rajinikanth in the lead.
Not many know that Rajinikanth was not Shankar’s first choice for 2.0. This startling revelation was made by none other than Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in a recent chat show where he was promoting his latest release Secret Superstar. In the show, Aamir opened up about how the offer came to him and why he didn’t do such a big project.
Aamir is quoted saying, “I’m a big fan of Shankar sir and Rajini sir. Shankar had actually offered me Rajini sir’s role in 2.0. During that time Rajini sir himself was feeling that he is not well and was doubtful about doing such a big film. He even called me and insisted me to do it but I just could not relate to that character. Whenever I thought of it, Rajini sir’s image would come and I could not connect to it emotionally. Finally, I told Shankar that I will not be able to do it, only Rajini sir can do it as he’s irreplaceable. But I’m sure the movie is gonna be a super-duper blockbuster and it will break records in all languages. It has a fantastic script and it is gonna become a huge success.”
2.0 is not just awaited by the common audience. Actors, critics and filmmakers across the country are waiting for it as the movie has the potential to taken Indian cinema to a global level. Akshay Kumar is making his South Indian debut by playing the antagonist in 2.0. British beauty Amy Jackson is also there as a robot in the movie.
Lyca Productions is investing a whopping budget of Rs 450 crores, which is the highest for any Indian film currently under production. The makers have announced that the movie’s audio launch will be held on October 27 in Dubai. It will be a grand affair and composer AR Rahman will be performing live in the event. The teaser will be released in November and trailer in December.
Inspired by the phenomenal success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal and Baahubali 2, the makers of 2.0 are planning to release the movie in multiple languages. It is slated to hit screens worldwide in January next year.