2.0′ poster: Akshay Kumar looks wrathful in his fiendish avatar
2.0′ poster: Akshay Kumar looks wrathful in his fiendish avatar, Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ is one of the most anticipated movie of the year. Filmy buffs are just waiting for the movie to hit the silver screens.
However, Rajnikanth’s recent release ‘Kaala’, might put ‘2.0’ in a tight spot. Reason? the low box office numbers. Reports suggest that ‘Kaala’ didnt do well at the ticket window, especially, with the Hindi version as it didnt even manage to collect Rs. 10 crore which has left the distributors in worry for his next release.
The report further suggests that ‘2.0’ has gone over-budget. In fact, it has been made on a budget of Rs 450 crore, which makes it the most expensive Indian film ever. So in order to recover the invested costs, it might be impossible to recover if it receives the same amount of response like ‘Kaala’. True that!
Since the last few days, rumours are rife that two films of Akshay Kumar will release on the same date, i.e. on Republic Day 2018. The films in question are the Rajinikanth starrer ‘2.0’ and Akshay’s home production ‘Padman’. Many considered it a bad decision since the juggernaut sci-fi film could easily outdo ‘Padman’ at the ticket window. However, now Khiladi Kumar has finally put all rumours to rest.
The actor spoke about the rumours and said that a lot of false information is being circulated around lately. He also added that either ‘Padman’ or ‘2.0’ will release on Republic Day. Of course, this leads to the question of whether the release of ‘2.0’ will be pushed further, to which the actor replied that if ‘2.0’ releases on R Day then he will postpone ‘Padman’ and if not then he will release it.
Either way, it looks like a win-win situation for Akshay as either one of his films will definitely make it to the theaters on January 26, 2018.
As the makers of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s ‘2.0’ are getting ready to launch the film’s teaser soon, they got the excitement going by inflating the hot air balloon that was used during the film’s US promotions, this time around in Tamil Nadu. The balloon was among the many seen at the curtain raiser of the International Balloon Festival held in Pollachi near Coimbatore.
Directed by Shankar, ‘2.0’ is a sequel to 2010 blockbuster ‘Robot’ (‘Enthiran’) which had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the leading lady.
Apart from being his Tamil debut, the film also marks Akshay’s first collaboration with South Superstar Rajinikanth. The ambitious project, believed to be one of the biggest movies in the history of Indian cinema, was reportedly made on a budget of over Rs 350 crore.
Without making any further speculations, lets wait for the big release.