Actor Salman Khan, who attended the first look launch of Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner 2.0, said he wasn't invited but he still came, just to meet the Tamil superstar. "I just showed up without being invited because I wanted to meet Rajinikanth sir," Salman said at the event here.
Salman referred Rajinikanth as "garu' (Telugu for sir), as he addressed the Telugu audience present at the venue. He later asked Karan Johar, the emcee of the event, as to why he doesn't make films like S. Shankar, the director of 2.0.
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Rajinikanth Thanked Salman
Thanking Salman Khan for his presence at 2.0 poster launch, Rajinikanth told at the event, "If Salman says yes, I'll work with him in a film even tomorrow."
Salman With Amy
Aww! This is surely one of the cutest moments from 2.0 poster launch event. Seen here are Salman Khan & Amy Jackson giggling on the stage.
Akshay, The Real Hero Of The Film
Superstar Rajinikanth said he was quite tempted to play Akshay Kumar's role in his upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner 2.0.
Rajinikanth On Akshay's Role In 2.0
"If given a chance, I would have played Akshay's character. He is the real hero of the film," Rajinikanth said. Akshay Kumar plays the prime antagonist in the film, which will hit the screens worldwide during Diwali 2017.
In Picture: Akshay With KJo
Talking at the event, Akshay said: "Director Shankar said my role will be difficult but I enjoyed it. The subject is very unique. I'm sure this film will reach the standards of Hollywood."
A candid picture of Superstar Rajinikanth flanked by Akshay Kumar & Salman Khan.
Amy With Karan
Amy Jackson, who is one of the lead characters of the film, was seen sharing stage with Karan Johar.
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According to the producers, the make-up for Akshay's character would take up to six hours. "Every day he has to get up six hours early, so that he can be on the sets on time," read a slide released by Lyca Productions.
2.0 is the sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster 'Enthiran', the film is being made on a lavish budget of Rs 350 Crores. While Rajinikanth returns as scientist Vaseegaran, Akshay will be seen playing an eccentric scientist called Richard.
Superstar Rajinikanth believes his upcoming Tamil science-fiction actioner 2.0 is not a prestigious film just for its makers but for the entire Indian cinema.
"I enjoyed working on this film. This subject is very unique. This is not just a prestigious picture for the producers, director Shankar or the unit but it's one for the whole Indian cinema," Rajinikanth said at the first look launch event.
He's confident the Rs.350 Crores mega budget film will match Hollywood standards.
"Despite our (Indian cinema's) technical excellence and the financial strength, we could not reach Hollywood standard yet. But I'm confident this film will reach Hollywood level. It'll be a film our entire Indian film fraternity will be proud of," added the superstar.