Rajinikanth was unwell at the time.

Rajini requested me to do 2O Aamir Khan makes a stunning revelationDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:46

Actor Aamir Khan has made a very interesting revelation. While promoting his latest release Secret Superstar, which he has produced, he has shared that he was originally offered Shankar's magnum opus 2.0, which stars superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead.

In a chat with trade analyst Komal Nahta on his show, Aamir revealed that Rajinikanth's role was originally offered to him after Thalaivar himself called him and requested him to accept the project. This happened when Rajinikanth was not in his pink of health and he felt he wouldn't be in a position to do the film.

"Rajini sir called and asked me to do the film. Shankar came and met me. He narrated the story and I knew it was a super hit film. But every time he narrated the script, I could only imagine Rajini sir doing the project because he was already part of the first project. I had to turn down the offer because I wasn't sure if I can do justice to the role," Aamir said.

He also went on to add that the film has blockbuster written all over it and that it will break all records.  

2.0 is rumoured to be made on a budget of over INR 400 crore, and it has reunited Shankar and Rajinikanth for the third time. Although most of the talkie portion has already been completed, the makers postponed the release to ensure high-quality VFX output.

Over 15 studios from across the globe are simultaneously working on different portions of the film. Starring Akshay Kumar as the antagonist, apart from Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey, the film will release in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. 

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