Akshay Kumar was reportedly playing a negative character in the forthcoming ‘2.0’. However, recent reports suggest that he’s not gone too grey in the film.
A source told SKJ that the role was changed once Kumar was signed, “Akshay Kumar is not a villain in 2.0. Not really. The get-up and the prosthetics suggest he plays a ferocious character.And he does! But Akshay’s Dr Richard is fighting for the right causes. He struggles against forces that have plundered and devastated the earth”.
The source, who is close to the film, also added, “It was never a villainous part even when it was offered to Kamal Haasan. Once Akshay Kumar came in even hints of negativity were removed as they clashed with his image of the national hero”.
The film is slated for release on 25th January 2018.