Akshay Kumar has sprung a surprise and agreed to play the antagonist’s role in Rajinikanth’s Tamil film, Robot 2. And the star sees it as another feather in his cap.
Akshay says, “I am glad that I am the first (Hindi film) hero to do a Tamil film. I am grateful to them for getting me there. In the South, they cast our heroines, but which other hero has gone there? I’m happy that I will be going there and doing a South Indian film.”
The actor points out, “I have done a Marathi film and a Punjabi film and I would love to do Gujarati, Bihari and Bengali films.” Ask Akshay what drew him away from his busy Hindi film schedule and he states, “I liked the story of Robot 2. Let me give you a little sneak peak: it teaches you something; the film has a message.”
While the original Robot (2010) was a bilingual and its Hindi version did quite well, Akshay claims, “It is too early to say if this film will be a bilingual. The release is one year away. Work has begun and I will start shooting within a month.”
Besides Robot 2, Akshay has his hands full with Airlift and Housefull 3, which should be released within the next few months. Talking about Rustom, he says, “Work on the movie has already started. I will join in 15 days.”
Buzz is that Akshay will team up again with his Holiday (2014) director Murgodass in the remake of the Tamil superhit Kaththi, but Akshay says, “I think so. We are still deciding.” Akshay has Namaste England scheduled for shooting “in the middle of this year.”