Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar launched the first look poster of the Rajinikanth-starrer 2.o at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday amid huge fanfare. Akshay Kumar, who's making his K'town debut with this film, had unveiled his character on Twitter. He will be seen playing Dr. Richards, an eccentric scientist, who turns into a crow, as a result of an experiment that goes wrong.
Rajinikanth has a triple role. One that of Dr. Vaseegaran, Chitti and an unnamed evil character. Speaking at the event, Superstar referred to Akshay as the real hero. "If given a chance, I would have played Akshay's character. He has worked very hard. It's a brilliant character. I am not the hero, only he is," said Rajinikanth.
Akshay Kumar thanked Salman Khan who was present at the venue. "I want to thank Sallu bhai for having come all the way from Bandra for the launch though we didn't invite him," he said.
Salman Khan added, "I heard that the launch was happening here, so thought I could drop in. It's because of the respect I have for Superstar."
Thanking Salman for his presence, Rajinikanth said, "If Salman says yes, I'll work with him in a film even tomorrow."
On his part, filmmaker Shankar who's directing the film said, there's going to be a third part to the Enthiran series. "Audience need more films like 2.o and Baahubali," he told. Apparently, the poster has a tagline saying, "The world is not only for humans."
Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film is being made on a lavish budget of Rs 350 crore and will be simultaneously released in Hindi and Telugu, apart from Tamil. The film also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in pivotal roles. The makers also confirmed that 2.o, a sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster Enthiran, will hit the screens worldwide during Diwali next year.