Actor Aamir Khan has recently made a very interesting revelation. While promoting his latest release Secret Superstar
, which he has produced, he has shared that he was originally offered S. Shankar's upcoming sci-fi 2.0,
which stars superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead.
In a chat with trade analyst Komal Nahta on his show, Aamir revealed that Rajinikanth's role was originally offered to him after Thalaivar himself called and requested him to accept the project. This happened when Rajinikanth's health was in a bad shape and he thought he couldn’t do the film himself.
"Rajini sir called and asked me to do the film. Shankar came and met me. He narrated the story and I knew it was a super hit film. But every time he narrated the script, I could only imagine Rajini sir doing the project because he was already part of the first project. I had to turn down the offer because I wasn't sure if I can do justice to the role," Aamir said.
He also added that the film has blockbuster written all over it and that it will break all records.
is rumoured to be made on a budget of over INR 450 crore, and it has reunited Shankar and Rajinikanth for the third time. Most of the talkie portion have already been completed but the makers postponed the release to ensure high-quality VFX output.
Over 15 studios from across the globe are simultaneously working on different portions of the film. Starring Akshay Kumar as the antagonist, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey, the film will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The film was scheduled to be released on this Diwali at October 2017 but is now rumoured to have a release in late November 2017.