2.0 first look: Rajinikanth says he is the villain and Akshay Kumar is the film’s real hero, see picshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/rajinikanth-2-point-0-first-look-launch-live-posters-pictures-video-shankar-akshay-kumar-4386262/

2.0 first look: Rajinikanth says he is the villain and Akshay Kumar is the film’s real hero, see pics

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's first look posters in 2.0 were released at a grand show in Mumbai. However, Rajinikanth is sure he is not the real hero of Enthiran sequel.

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Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 is turning out to be a helluva film. At the first look launch on Sunday, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's first look posters were released. Speaking at the event, Rajinikanth said, "In this film I am villain. The truth is hero of '2.0' is not Rajinikanth but Akshay Kumar. If I was given a choice I would have taken that character. Hats off to Akshay, he has worked so hard." The event saw many big-ticket stars apart from the film crew including Salman Khan and Karan Johar. Said to be made on a hefty budget of Rs. 350 crore, Shankar's magnum opus is believed to be the costliest film ever made on Indian celluloid. The film, a sequel to Enthiran, initially shot in Tamil is said to be dubbed in Telugu and Hindi.

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The film has Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson playing the lead roles. While, Academy Award-winning music director A R Rahman is rendering scores for the film, VFX designer Srinivas Rao who has worked in Enthiran and Baahubali, was roped in for the special effects in 2.0. "Rajini sir is not a superstar, he is an entire galaxy. If anybody has got swag, be it (lighting) cigarette or putting on coat or anything, it's him. There is no one who doesn't want to learn his style," Akshay told reporters here at the teaser launch of "2.0".

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The makers reportedly earmarked Rs. 40 crore just for marketing the multi-crore sci-fi film. They have also planned to organise such big events in various cities of the country in the coming months.

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The team has announced the shoot's wrap last month but the movie is expected to release next year for Diwali.

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The multilingual film also stars Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in important roles. The entire star cast was present at Sunday’s event in Mumbai.

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Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and Baadshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan were also said to have received the invitations, though both the stars didn’t show up at the event.