With the trailer of ‘2.0’ set to hit the tube today, director Shankar has confirmed that before Akshay Kumar, it was Kamal Haasan, who was approached for the role of the antagonist in the film.
It was earlier reported that Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was the initial villain choice for the film. However, it was Kumar, who impressed Shankar. Talking about this, Shankar was quoted as saying by Vikatan in an interview, “Later I thought Kamal sir will be a great choice for the role. It was my desire to see Rajini sir and Kamal sir in the same movie. Jeyamohan (2.0 dialogue writer) and I met Kamal and discussed the role. But Kamal was more interested in doing Indian 2 and so we moved on.I narrated the story to him and he was keen on playing the role. Eventually, the role was destined to go to Akshay. Or we can say, it’s for the best the role went to him.”
The trailer of ‘2.0’ is out today.