Director Shankar has revealed interesting news at the trailer launch of 2.O which took place on Saturday. The film where Rajinikanth plays the lead role and Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist is slated for release on November 29.
The latest news which was revealed by Shankar is that the role of Akshay was first offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger who was the special guest at the audio launch of Shankar’s Ai. The macho actor was in awe with Chitti and so when Shankar approached him to do the role, things did not work out.
After that, Shankar approached Kamal Haasan, but the actor was interested in doing the sequel of Indian than 2.O. The director also approached actors like Aamir Khan and Vikram but nothing has happened like he thought. Finally, Akshay Kumar was roped in to do the role.
Shankar says that Akki doesn’t play a negative role, but says that his role has multiple shades. Rs 643 crores have been spent in the making of this film.