Not Akshay Kumar, but THIS Hollywood actor was the first choice for ‘2.0’!


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Megastar Rajinikanth is all set to entertain the audience with his upcoming film ‘2.0’. The science fiction film is the sequel of the hit film ‘Robot’, that also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Interestingly, the sequel of the film has Khiladi Akshay Kumar playing the role of an antagonist.

This will be the first time that we will get to see Akshay in an antagonist’s role. Also, the fitness freak actor will be sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time. After watching Akshay’s look in the film, everyone went crazy because we have never seen the actor in such an avatar.

However, did you know? Akshay Kumar was not the first choice of director S Shankar. Yes, yesterday at a press conference, Shankar revealed that Hollywood’s superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was first approached for 2.0′. The director said, “We had thought of casting Arnold Schwarzenegger. We had talked and allotted dates also. But somehow things did not work out as the contracts of Hollywood and India are contradictory. So we thought of looking at a good cast from the Indian film industry.”

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He further added, “Everyone (at Lyca’s production house) told me to consider Akshay and I also thought it would be nice. I narrated the story to him and he said yes.”

Well, it would have been great to watch Rajinikanth and Arnold battle it out on the silver screen. But after watching 2.0’s trailer, we can say that Akshay is going to be terrific in this science fiction flick. Don’t you guys agree with us?

‘2.0’ is all set to hit the silver screens on November 29.

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