‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar not essaying role of villain in film 2.0


Mumbai: Khiladi of Bollywood is in limelight these days for his big budgeted film 2.0 directed by Shankar. The movie features Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth in the lead roles.  Recently, the makers of film shared the monster like getup of Akshay that stunned everyone. He was looking so dreadful in the latest poster.

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Earlier, the reports were doing round that megastar Akshay will be playing a role of an antagonist in the film but now it has been finalized that ‘Tees Maar Khan’ actor is likely to essay character of Dr Richard, not the villain.

“Akshay is not a villain in ‘2.0’. The costume and prosthetics suggest he plays a ferocious character. And he does!  But Akshay’s role as Dr. Richard is fighting for the right causes. He struggles against forces that have plundered and devastated the earth,” source stated.

“It was never a villainous part even when it was offered to Kamal Haasan. Once Akshay came in, even the hints of negativity were removed as they clashed with his image of the national hero,” it added.

Film 2.0 is a second part of film Robot (2010) that featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan alongside Rajinikanth. It is made under the banner of Lyca Productions at a budget of Rs 450 crores. Recently, the filmmakers organized grand music launch event in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. During the launch event, the whole starcast of film and the music director AR Rahman were present.

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The movie features Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth. It is scheduled to release on January 25.