Rajnikanth’s Robot 2: Akshay plays villain
Robot-2 is also expected to cash in on the huge fan base of both superstars from North India and South India.Reports also say that the producers had also approached Aamir Khan for the role but nothing materialised at the end.
According to TOI, earlier the makers were also in talks with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and tried to rope him as the villain but the talks failed because there was extensive paperwork involved in getting the ex-Governor of California to come and work in India
Akshay Kumar, Bollywood’s very own khiladi, has been signed to play the baddie in filmmaker Shankar’s Robot 2, which will also release in Tamil as ‘Enthiran 2.
Yes, the film is a bilingual and has Tamil Nadu’s cinema icon, Rajinikanth, in the lead along with Amy Jackson. ‘Enthiran 2’ is touted as India’s most expensive movie at this point of time. The makers of the film were rumoured to be in talks with Aamir Khan for the antagonist’s role.
Later, they got acquainted with the Terminator’ star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and tried to rope him as the villain. Our source says, “Just two days ago, talks with Arnie failed because there was extensive paperwork involved in getting the ex-Governor of California to come and work in India.
Akshay flew to Chennai last evening to be a part of the puja and meet Shankar and the rest of the cast. He then flew back to Mumbai on a private charter. Just before he boarded the flight to Chennai, Akshay was asked about his first-ever meeting with Rajinikanth, to which he refused to comment. A source added, “Hold on for an announcement from the producers.
The team has finally decided to rope in a Bollywood actor to play the villain. The deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t work out for various reasons. Hence, the makers decided to move on, as the project was getting delayed.”
Meanwhile, actress Amy Jackson, who was recently seen with Akshay in Prabhu Deva’s Singh is Bliing, will play the female lead. Her character is reportedly a robot in the film. The film went on floors on December 16 and is slated to hit the screens early next year.