Wow! Akshay Kumar to sport 12 different looks in 2.0
Shankar’s 2.0 is unarguably the most anticipated Indian film of 2018. Two of Indian cinema’s biggest superstars – Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth are sharing screen space for the first time and naturally expectations are sky-high. Some of the best available technicians, both from India and overseas are associated with this film. Lyca Productions is investing a mammoth budget of Rs 450 crores, which is the highest for any Indian fim currently under production.
Though 2.0 is the sequel of Enthiran, it is not a continuation but a follows an entirely different story. Rajinikanth will be seen reprising his characters of scientist Vaseegaran and Chitti, the robot. Akshay Kumar, who is making his South Indian debut, is playing the role of an evil scientist named Richard.
In the official posters released by the makers, Akshay is seen in a bird like avatar with feathers and claws. He patiently sat for the tiring makeup procedure that lasted for around five hours. But that is just one his looks. Interestingly, Akshay will be seen in twelve different looks in the movie.
The actor has worked tremendously hard to play this particular character. He strained himself hard to bring out a unique voice for the film. After he dubbed for his portions, it was further worked on by the Oscar award winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty, which has further enhanced it to give a great output.
Director Shankar has scripted the movie jointly with Jeyamohan. Academy Award winner A R Rahman is composing the music. Nirav Shah is wielding the camera. Legacy Effects, who have worked in movies like Avengers, Jurassic Park, Iron Man etc are working on 2.0’s animatronics department.
Following a never before seen kind of audio launch in Dubai, the makers are now gearing up for the teaser release event. Some big names from industries across the country are expected to attend the event which planned to be held in Hyderabad by the end of this month.