Flag off Countdown to ‘2.0’, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, and S. Shankar share the stage

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Flag off Countdown to ‘2.0’, Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, and S. Shankar share the stage

2.0 is one of the most awaited releases of this year and has been long in the making. The trailer has spanned around 32 million views and the buzz around the movie is enormous. It’s the first time that Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar will be coming together on display, with Akshay playing the antagonist. Karan Johar will be presenting the Hindi version of the movie, under his banner. 

S Shankar is directing the movie, who also led the first part, Enthiran, while Amy Jackson plays the female lead opposite Rajinikanth. With an estimated budget of Rs 543, it’s till date the most expensive Indian film ever produced. 

Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, and Shankar flagged off the countdown to the film with a press match on 24 November in Mumbai. 

It will not be wrong to state S. Shankar’s upcoming directorial 2.0 which celebrities’ superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles has generated immense expectancy amongst the crowd ahead of its launch. Recently, the makers of 2.0 held a press conference at Mumbai that was attended by Akshay, S. Shankar and the movie’s co-producer Karan Johar. 

From the film, while Rajinikanth is going to be seen playing the part of a scientist named Vaseeharan along with a robot named Chitti, Akshay Kumar will be viewed in a negative role after a long moment. 

‘2.0’ are also the first time that Rajinikanth and Akshay — two theatre giants — will come together. Sharing his experience on working with Akshay, Shankar said, “I’m amazed by his subject, performance, and dedication.” 

Akshay added, “I learned a lot from day one. It was an amazing experience. I had so much to learn from Shankar sir.” 

‘Robot 2.0’, made by Subaskaran and Lyca Productions, will release across India on November 29 in 3D and 2D.