Akshay Kumar to play baddie in Rajinikanth’s ‘Robot 2’

Bollywood action hero Akshay Kumar has been roped in play villain in Shankar’s Robot 2’, Tamil version, titled ‘Enthiran 2’. “Akshay is all set to make his Tamil debut with the film in which he will be playing the villain,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

At first the makers planned to rope in Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger but it did not work out. A source says, "Just two days ago, talks with Arnie failed because there was extensive paperwork involved in getting the ex-Governor of California to come and work in India."

Talks were there to rople in Aamir Khan to play the antagonist but things did not work out. Amy Jackson has been roped in to play the female lead. A.R Rahman will compose the rune of ‘Robot 2’ while Nirav Shah will work on the camera.

‘Baahubali’ fame Srinivas Mohan will take care of the visual effects work in the film.

''Robot 2' went on floor yesterday and last evening Akshay Kumar flew to Chennai to take part in the puja and meet Shankar and the rest of the cast. He then flew back to Mumbai on a private charter. Just before boarding the flight, Akshay was asked about his first-ever meeting with Rajinikanth, to which he refused to comment. A source added, "Hold on for an announcement from the producers."

Shankar’s Enthiran 2’ is touted as the most expensive film of the year.