Reportedly, Akshay is not only changing his look for the film, but voice too.
The star cast of 2.0 includes Rajinikanth playing dual roles as Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, and Amy Jackson playing the female lead with the Bollywood star Akshay Kumar roped in to play the baddie. The science fiction film has been written and directed by S. Shankar.
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Lyca Productions is investing a mammoth budget of Rs 450 crores, which is the highest for any Indian film now under production. The actor has been given a deadly look for the film.
However, reports have also said that the makers have already recovered nearly Rs 200 crore by selling the satellite rights of the film. His voice will be dubbed in Tamil, Telugu and in Hindi version of 2.0. Meanwhile, the Hindi version of the trilingual project has been bought by AA Films for around Rs 80 crore. Music by AR Rahman and cinematography by Nirav Shah just adds to the buzz around the much-awaited sci-fi film. According to a source close to the unit, we learn that unlike Shankar's previous films, the songs have been shot using some mind-boggling sets, rather than travel overseas to exotic locations. On October 7, the producers released the making video of 2.0 - 3D featurette.
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Bankrolled by A Subhaskaran's Lyca Productions, 2.0 is expected to be released world over on January 25 next year.
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