Khiladi Kumar is the antagonist in Shankar’s second edition of Robot and when the first look of the film was unveiled, we stopped right at our tracks. It is difficult to recognize the suave handsome actor from the first look.
Robot 2.0 which is Akshay’s first foray in Tamil cinema is the second edition of Southern superstar Rajnikanth’s hugely successful Robot which featured Aishwarya Rai Bacchan. The first of the franchise had an interesting storyline where the robot himself becomes the villain. According to Akshay, it was a huge responsibility on his shoulders as it is not easy to match the strides of the famous superstar.
The poster of Robot 2.0 shows the 49-year old actor in a devilish avatar with sharp long eyebrows, black nails, yellow lenses and grey hair. In the first launch of the movie, the Southern superstar Rajnikanth humbly said “the truth is hero of 2.0 is not Rajnikanth, but Akshay Kumar. If I was given a choice, I would have taken that character’.
The film which is made with a huge budget of 350 crore is believed to be the most expensive movie ever made. Apart from Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar, the film will also see Amy Jackson in one of the leading roles. A. R. Rehman has been roped for the music. Like its earlier edition, this film will also have its fair share of special effects, so the VFX designer Srinivasa Rao will be part of this magnum opus.
It is said that a whopping Rs 40 crore has been used for the marketing of this sci-fi movie. Now that the stage is set, and the movie is about to release we eagerly wait to see Akshay Kumar in his devilish-yet-cool avatar.