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2.0: Director S.Shankar explains how he zeroed down on title for the film

THE ASIAN AGE. | LIPIKA VARMA
Published : Nov 28, 2018, 2:25 pm IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2018, 2:25 pm IST

The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer is all set to release on the 29th Novemeber, 2018.

2.0 poster.
 2.0 poster.

Mumbai: Director S.Shankar, Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar were present recently at the press conference of Rajinikanth starrer film 2.0. The film is all set to release on the 29th Novemeber, 2018. Karan Johar, who is associated to the production decided to have a Press Conference in the city recently.

Director S.Shankar when asked about how the title 2.0 came about said,
"When the technology existing goes to next level it is called 2.0 and we thought of calling the film 2.0. Interestingly, in part one there was a background score by A R Rahman for an action sequence there is a song sounds like 2.0. I loved that composition and all of these things put together I thought it was an apt title.”

S.Shankar elaborately explained Akshay Kumar’s casting for the film. He said, “It is an important role. The theme is international because everyone is having cell phone and anyone in any part of   this world will connect with this movie because of the cell phone. I was thinking to make this film International. We had thought of casting Arnold Schwarzenegger. And we had talks also and we had allotted dates also. But somehow things did not work Things did not fall in place instead fell out of place. Their contract is different to ours. Also, as Hollywood and India contract is contradictory. So we thought of looking at good cast from Indian industry. Lyca Productions (producers of 2.0) and Akshay Kumar were in talks for a remake of a film titled ‘Kathi’ in Hindi. Talks were going on that time with Akshay for the remake of ‘Kathi’. Since then everybody asked us to consider Akshay and I felt it will be nice. I narrated the story to him and he said yes…Thus Akshay was added to 2.0.”

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