Ever since the release of its first look in November 2016, the Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 started receiving a lot of attention across the globe. It is also set to be released in 15 languages internationally, probably in the Mid-2018. With the dates coming near, we’ll have a look at some interesting trivia about 2.0.
Antagonist’s Role: It is no exaggeration to say that the fans are more eager to see Akshay Kumar’s role on the screen than that of Superstar Rajni’s. With the buzz created by the looks having fiery eyes, fuzzy eyebrows and long nails, it’s hard to imagine of his character. They even spent approx. ₹3-4 crore on make-up for this role by roping Sean Foot from Avatar fame. It’s rumoured that he’ll be seen in a role of crow and a Scientist, Dr. Richard.
Considering Arnold: For the role of scientist in the movie, the team approached Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, but wasn’t able to continue due to his quotation of hefty sum of remuneration. Apparently they even considered Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan, Vikram, Hrithik Roshan, and Neil Nitin Mukesh for the role of same and then later settled for Akshay Kumar.
Hollywood essence: Sean Foot, who did the make-up for Avatar is roped in for this movie. Kenny Bates, who is famed for his action scenes in Transformers has also worked for 2.0. John Hughes and Walt handled the VFX Team, with their prior experiences for Percy Jackson, Life of Pi, and 300. Also, the costumes were designed by Ror Rodriguez, who is famous for his designs for TV Series Daredevil and Supergirl.
Production Values: This film is going to be the First Indian Film to be shot completely in 3D with an estimated budget of over ₹450 crores, thus making it the most expensive Indian Film surpassing S.S. Rajamouli’sBahubali. They initially planned to shoot a song in Ukraine, but Rajinikanth’s health wasn’t that good for him to travel. Then, they recreated a whole set of Ukraine theme using VFX, making it the first such attempt to be made in Indian Industry.
Franchise Expansion: On being asked about the plans for continuation of the film, Writer and Director Shankar responded positively. He hinted that he’s not restricting himself and may take 3.0, 4.0 or further, having a solid story and enthusiastic audience. However, it’ll be interesting if Arnold joins the party from the next part (if there’s any) and thus giving it an International fame.