Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth’s 2.0 release postponed to Republic Day 2018 weekend
Lyca haven’t made any official announcement regarding the film’s postponement yet.
Superstar Rajinikanth’s highly anticipated magnum opus 2.0, which is scheduled to hit big screens during Republic Day weekend, is most likely to be postponed to April 13 next year.
On Sunday, rumors spread that the Rs. 400 crore mega-budget flick, will be postponed following the announcement of Akshay Kumar, who confirmed that his upcoming film ‘Pad Man’, will release on January 25. In order to avoid a clash with the Akshay-starrer, it is believed Lyca Productions, the makers of ‘2.0’ have decided to push their release. However, they haven’t made any official announcement.
‘2.0’ was originally slated for release this Diwali. It was postponed after the makers claimed that they needed more time to do full justice to the visual effects in the film. As many as 11 VFX studios around the world are working on the film. 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 already.
Talking about his role at the recently concluded event in Dubai, Akshay said, “It’d take me 3 and half hours to put on the makeup and another hour and a half to take it off. Total 5 hours” In order to play his role, all he was required to do was follow the instructions of Shankar blindly.
The film’s audio was launched at a grand event in Dubai, last week. It is believed that the film’s trailer would be released on December 12, to commemorate the birthday of Rajinikanth. ‘2.0’ will mark the return of Rajinikanth. The music by AR Rahman will also be simultaneously released in Hindi and Telugu.