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Akshay Kumar: Aarav was happy with my look as he saw it from the scratch

Akshay Kumar is all set to turn the antagonist on the silver screen after a long time and his look from S. Shankar’s ‘2.0’ has been loved by the audience. Not only his look but also him sharing the screen space with South superstar Rajinikanth has grabbed everyone’s attention.With a budget of nearly Rs 500 crore, ‘2.0’ is India’s first sci-fi action film to be shot entirely in 3D and the looks of the main leads have become the talking point. During a group discussion, Akshay revealed that how much happy his son Aarav was about his look. He said, “He was quite happy and excited. He saw my look completely from scratch. And today’s youngsters love these kinds of films and looks. They are in tune with the changing technology, so he enjoyed it immensely.”Apart from ‘2.0’, Akshay will also be seen in Anurag Singh’s ‘Kesari’ ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Housefull 4’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Good News’.

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Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s ‘2.0’: Times when the film made headlines

1/31‘2.0’ makers move Madras high court over online piracy issue

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‘2.0’ makers move Madras high court over online piracy issue

A day ahead of its big nationwide theatrical release, the producers of ‘2.0’, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, have moved the Madras High Court over the issue of online piracy, the film industry has been grappling with. The production banner has reportedly moved the Madras High Court to prevent any pirated version of their film being leaked online.

The team has reportedly listed over 12,564 websites, including Tamil Rockers (the website that uploaded AR Murgadoss’ film Sarkar, starring Vijay, online just hours after its theatrical release) from releasing the film online.

Directed by S Shankar, the film which has reportedly been helmed on a budget of Rs 543 crore, is one of the most expensive films ever made in India. The sci-fi flick hits theatres on Thursday.

2/31Akshay Kumar: Aarav was happy with my look as he saw it from the scratch

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Akshay Kumar: Aarav was happy with my look as he saw it from the scratch

Akshay Kumar is all set to turn the antagonist on the silver screen after a long time and his look from S. Shankar’s ‘2.0’ has been loved by the audience. Not only his look but also him sharing the screen space with South superstar Rajinikanth has grabbed everyone’s attention.

With a budget of nearly Rs 500 crore, ‘2.0’ is India’s first sci-fi action film to be shot entirely in 3D and the looks of the main leads have become the talking point. During a group discussion, Akshay revealed that how much happy his son Aarav was about his look. He said, “He was quite happy and excited. He saw my look completely from scratch. And today’s youngsters love these kinds of films and looks. They are in tune with the changing technology, so he enjoyed it immensely.”

Apart from ‘2.0’, Akshay will also be seen in Anurag Singh’s ‘Kesari’ ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Housefull 4’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Good News’.

3/31’2.0′ director Shankar reveals he initially approached Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the antagonist

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'2.0' director Shankar reveals he initially approached Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the antagonist

‘2.0’, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is all set to enthral the audience when it hits theatres worldwide next week. However, did you know that Akshay, who plays the antagonist in the film, was not the initial choice for the part?

Filmmaker S Shankar revealed that he had approached ‘The Terminator’ star Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the antagonist, but as things didn’t work out, the role finally went to the Bollywood star.

“We had thought of casting Arnold. We had talked and allotted dates also. But somehow things did not work out as the contracts of Hollywood and India are contradictory. So we thought of looking at a good cast from the Indian film industry,” Shankar said at a press conference here.

“Lyca (producers of 2.0) and Akshay were in talks for a remake of a film called ‘Kathi’ in Hindi. Everyone told me to consider Akshay and I also thought it would be nice. I narrated the story to him and he said yes,” the director said.

Revealing the reason behind the film’s title, Shankar said that the technology was better than the previous film and hence decided to title the film as ‘2.0’.

4/31‘2.0’: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer already recovered Rs 490 crore of Rs 543 crore budget?

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‘2.0’: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer already recovered Rs 490 crore of Rs 543 crore budget?

The highly anticipated Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer, ‘2.0’ is scheduled to make a splash at the box office next week. The film, that was off to a record-breaking start by becoming the most expensive ever made in India with a budget of $75 million, roughly estimating between Rs 540 – 550 crore, might have just broken a few more records ahead of its big release. According to reports, the makers have reportedly recovered Rs 490 crore of its budget, with about Rs 120 crore coming in from advance bookings.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala took to Twitter to state, “#2Point0 TN Pre-release Theatrical total advance is valued the highest in Tamil Cinema… Nearly 120 Crs…A First in Tamil Cinema to cross Rs 100 Crs…”

According to other online reports, the makers have sold the satellite rights for an estimated Rs 120 crore and digital rights for Rs 60 crore. Advance rights in the north belt, Andhra Pradesh/Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala reportedly amount to Rs 190 crore.

The sci-fi flick directed by Shankar is all set to hit a theatre near you on November 29.

5/31Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to do a cameo in Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’, here’s how

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to do a cameo in Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0', here's how

‘2.0’ fans are waiting for the release of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar magnum opus ‘2.0’ which is years one of the much awaited and biggest films. With just few days left for the film to hit the cinema halls, it is leaving no stone unturned to be in the news and grab major eye balls and attract them to the movie theatres.

The film is in the news for its larger than life VFX and Akshay Kumar’s character which is the centre of attraction. According to the latest report, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who was an integral part of the original film Enthiran (Robot) will have a cameo role in ‘2.0’, which is a sequel to it.

Reportedly, the director has revealed that Ash will have a cameo role in the film and is indeed a part of the script as her character Sana. Moreover, audience will get to see many references of her character but she won’t act in the film.

Well! sounds interesting. The film has already earned around 120 crore at the ticket window with the advance booking of the film.

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