One of the things about Shankar’s ‘2.0’ which have caught people’s attention is Akshay Kumar’s look and his turn as the super-villain. This is not the first time Kumar is playing a villain. In films like ‘Ajnabee’ and ‘Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!’, the actor has played negative roles. His performance in ‘Ajnabee’ had also fetched him the Filmfare Award for Best Villain.
When asked as to what is the most exciting thing about playing a villain, he comes up with an interesting answer, “The most exciting thing about playing a villain is that you have to shoot for less number of days. I shot for thirty-eight days for the film. Rajini (Rajinikanth) sir must have shot for at least double the number of days.”
In a recent interview, Karan Johar, who is also presenting the film in Hindi, had stated that the success of the ‘Baahubali’ franchise has taught us that before we have a crossover between India and the west, we need to have a crossover between Bollywood and other regional industries.
Commenting on the same, Akshay says, “Karan is absolutely right when he says we need to work as a single unit. In today’s times, people are only interested in watching good content. They are not bothered about the language or the medium. ‘2.0’ will be releasing in different languages but if you ask me to define it, I would say it is an Indian film.”