Producer-director Shankar has spilled the beans about his upcoming directorial venture 2.0 by stating that the film won’t be a sequel to his 2010 super-hit film Enthiran: The Robot.
Rajini and Shankar had combined twice in the past in making super-successful ventures in the form of Sivaji: The Boss and later Enthiran: The Robot. The duo’s third film 2.0, made at a colossal cost of more than Rs.400 crores by Lyca Productions, is to hit the screens worldwide in January next year. It may be recalled that the film’s shoot commenced late in 2015.
The audio-launch is to be held in a grand manner this evening and the crew members including Shankar, Rajini and Akshay Kumar (who plays the antagonist) met the press for an hour yesterday afternoon. Shankar was asked the inevitable question of whether 2.0 would be a sequel to Enthiran.
“It won’t be exactly a sequel as it has been scripted and filmed in a very different manner; however, the story has characters of Enthiran appearing. It’s like a Hollywood film and has a message for the whole world. Akshay is not merely the antagonist but plays a role which has plenty of shades to it,” Shankar said adding that he couldn’t get Hollywood great Arnold Schwarzenegger to act in the film due to various ‘technical’ issues.