Not Akshay Kumar but Kamal Haasan was offered the role in Rajinikanth’s 2.0, reveals Shankar

Shankar went to another legendary actor Kamal Haasan before Akshay Kumar for the role of the main antagonist.

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Not Akshay Kumar but Kamal Haasan was offered the role in Rajinikanth's 2.0, reveals Shankar

Director Shankar wanted to cast legendary Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the main antagonist in the Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 is quite a known fact. But little did anyone know that the director had another Tamil superstar in his mind to play the role in the film. Shankar made a huge revelation ahead of the film’s trailer release. He went to another legendary actor Kamal Haasan before Akshay Kumar for the role of the main antagonist.

“Later I thought Kamal sir will be a great choice for the role. It was my desire to see Rajini sir and Kamal sir in the same movie. Jeyamohan (2.0 dialogue writer) and I met Kamal and discussed the role. But Kamal was more interested in doing Indian 2 and so we moved on,” the director revealed in an interview with Vikatan.

He further added, “I narrated the story to him and he was keen on playing the role. Eventually, the role was destined to go to Akshay. Or we can say, it’s for the best the role went to him.”

Meanwhile, 2.0 trailer is being launched in Chennai today at a grand event. The 3D trailer will also be simultaneously screened across the country in theaters. Here are some LIVE updates from the grand trailer launch:

2.0 also starring Amy Jackson is releasing on November 29.

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