Rajinikanth meets with an accident during 2.0 shoot
Superstar Rajinikanth has met with an accident on the sets of 2.0 in Chennai! The actor got hurt during Enthiran 2.0 shoot today. The 65 year old has been strenuously working to finish the shoot of 2.0 co-starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. During shoot in a private college in the outskirts of Chennai, the actor tripped while climbing a fleet of stairs and suffered severe injury on his leg. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. After tests, doctors have informed that luckily he didn’t sustain any fracture but have asked him to take adequate rest before continuing the shoot. Since the film involves huge GFX, day and night shooting of the film is happening to meet the Diwali release deadline.
Recently , the first look of the film was revealed in Mumbai where Rajinikanth is playing the hero and Akshay Kumar is playing the villain. He plays a scientist going by the name Dr Richard and has a very different and unique look in the film. With feathered eyebrows and darkened claws, Akshay’s character has the burning eyes of a tiger and dark stripes on the forehead. Rajinikanth, on the other hand, will be reprising his role of Chitti robot and Dr Vasi in the sequel. The film is been directed by Shankar Shanmugan, who has directed many hits Tamil and Hindi films like Hindustani, Gentleman, Nayak etc. Shankar had directed Enthiran, the original film which is the prequel to 2.0.
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.The film has music by A.R .Rahman, Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is doing the sound design for the film. Releasing next year in Diwali the Hindi -Tamil bilingual sci-Fi film 2.0 is the sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, released in Hindi as Robot. The 65-year-old star reprises his double role of Dr Vaseegaran and his creation, Chitti the Robot. The original film had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. In the sequel though Amy Jackson is the heroine of the film. Along with Akshay Kumar popular TV actor Sudhanshu Pandey also plays a significant negative role as well. Adil Hussain also plays a pivotal role in the film. Touted as Asia s most expensive film this film is been made on a budget of rupees 400 crores.
Another interesting part about the film is that it will release in six languages. The makers will release the film in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Japanese and Chinese. The film has a huge budget of stars and shoots that also involves world class graphics and VFX. The makers have roped in Srinivas Mohan, who has worked on both Baahubali and Enthiran. The film also packs some heavy action sequences as Hollywood stunt choreographer Kenny Bates was roped in to worked closely with the 2.0 crew.
Kenny is known for blockbuster Hollywood flicks like Pearl Harbour, Transformers and Die Hard. Director plans to shoot the songs by recreating Ukraine in Chennai with Rajnikant and Amy Jackson. Though Rajinikanth last release Kabali met with a lukewarm response, however, this film with an ensemble cast has left fans eager for Diwali 2017. Hope the superstar recovers fast and finishes the shoot.