Rumours were rife that either Hrithik Roshan or Neil Nitin Mukesh will step into the shoes of Arnold Schwarzenegger after he opted out of the sequel to Robot, starring Rajinikanth. The film, now titled 2.0- Sequel of Robot will instead have Akshay Kumar playing the main villain.
Akshay who will have an equally important role in the film will play Rajini sir’s arch nemesis in the film’s sequel. Known for his perfectly sculpted body and his action avatar, we feel Akki is the perfect choice for the film. Not just that, having Akshay on board will also ensure that the film has a vast audience reach all over the country, especially in the North.
Rajinikanth and Akshay team up before so this film will also be an interesting watch for the same reason. The overall budget of the film is said to be around a whopping Rs 400 crore.
The film went on floors on Wednesday. Akshay who was tight lipped about the film was also spotted on the sets, chatting with Rajinikanth and the entire 2.0 team. Superstar Rajinikanth and the leading lady Amy Jackson were shooting for the film when Akshay and Chairman of Lyca Group Subas Karan, Oscar Award winning music director AR Rahman.
The movie is being shot in 3D made with top technicians from all over the globe making it a complete world class film. Legacy Effects from USA, the world’s No.1 Animatronics company who worked on movies like Jurassic Park, Iron Man, Avengers and others has been signed in for this movie. Special costumes are being designed by Mary.E.Vogt (Quantm Effects) who has done famous costumes for Troy, Watchman. Not just that, Transformers fame action director Kenny Bates will be supervising the stunts whereas the VFX work will be done by John Huges, Walk from Taufilms who have previously worked for Life of Pi.
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