Superstar Rajinikanth is confident that his mega-budget project 2.0 will be the most prestigious Indian film ever. The team of 2.0 held a press event today in Dubai. Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, A R Rahman, director Shankar, Amy Jackson and producer Allirajah Subaskaran were present at the event.
“It will appeal to both the global and Indian audiences. Director Shankar has a nice social message for everyone in the film,” Rajinikanth, 66, told reporters at a press conference in Dubai. Asked about his down-to-earth personality, Rajinikanth said, “I don’t want to act in my real-life because no one pays me to act off-screen.”
Akshay Kumar said, “I’ve never done a role like this in my entire career. And, I’ve never seen anyone doing a character like this. It was a whole new experience to play the role of an anti-hero.”
Director Shankar said, “‘2.0’ is not an extension of ‘Enthiran’. It’s a new film with a new format and a new message. But audiences will get to see their favourite characters from ‘Enthiran’ in the film. We have tried to convey a message, which is global. Everyone will be able to connect with it,” said Shankar.
He also stressed that ‘2.0’ is not a copy of any Hollywood film. He said the film just follows the Hollywood format in depicting the scale and the vision.
Amy Jackson said, “I was always on my toes from day one. Shankar is a great filmmaker, and it’s my second film with him. I had a whale of a time working on this project.”
The team is now gearing up for the grand audio launch at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, tomorrow.