Kollywood

It’s been disappointment after disappointment for superstar Rajinikanth’s fans as their wait to catch the highly anticipated magnum opus 2.0, which has been postponed once again. The makers, who after multiple postponements, confirmed that they’ll hit the screens on April 27, had to change dates yet again owing to delay in completion of extensive VFX work. Rajinikanth’s Kaala has been confirmed to release on April 27 in place of 2.0. The industry grapevine is that the makers of 2.0 now are eyeing two release dates.

According to multiple sources, the team hopes come out for Independence Day or Diwali as they feel these two most popular holiday weekends. An official confirmation is still awaited, but the team is hopeful that all pending work should be wrapped up for August 15 release and even if it gets pushed by a month or two, then they should be ready forDiwali.  Directed by Shankar, the film marks the southern debut of Akshay Kumar, who plays the antagonist. Akshay plays a scientist who turns into a bird-man after an experiment goes awry.

Akshay’s look in the film was highly spoken about when audiences got a glimpse a few months ago. Talking about his role at the recently concluded event in Dubai, Akshay said that it’d take him five hours to get ready to play his character. “It’d take me 3 and half hours to put on the makeup and another hour and a half to take it off.” In order to play his role, he said he didn’t have to rehearse much because all he was required to do was follow the instructions of Shankar blindly. 2.0 will mark the return of Rajinikanth as Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti. Made on a lavish budget of Rs. 450 crore, the film which has music by A.R Rahman, will also be released in Hindi and Telugu.

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