Akshay Kumar will be seen playing a negative role opposite megastar Rajinikanth in Robot 2. The shooting of the film which also stars Amy Jackson has already started and Akshay will soon join the team.

He says, “The film has started. I will begin shooting my part next month.” He adds, “The film has a message in it. I believe in doing films with a social message and this is what attracted me in Robot 2.”

Today, the action may seem a little funny, but at that time I would be gaping at the screen, wondering how Rajini sir did what he did. It was a marvel in technique and technology!” the actor reminisces, still in awe of the South supremo he will be challenging as the adversary in the ‘Robot’ sequel.

Ask him if working with the Thalaiva is a dream come true and he laughs, “These things don’t come to you even in a dream. He’s a wonderful actor and even more, a wonderful human being. It will be an honour to be punched by Rajini sir. It’s going be a different world for me – the graphics, the action and the adulation that he commands.”