Megastar Rajinikanth is known for his larger than life on screen persona however, there are times when even the greatest of actors doubt themselves and this is what exactly happened with the Thaliava while shooting for his next, 2.0.
Rajnikanth shares, “When I was shooting for the film, I was unwell. I was taking close to eight takes for a shot and that made me lose my confidence. I even told Shankar that I won’t be able to shoot for the film, but he told me that he would plan it according to my convenience. He also said that I need not wear the bodysuit, but I insisted on sporting it. When I saw Akshay Kumar in his get-up, I was completely blown away.”
Director Shankar elaborates, “Rajinikanth sir will be seen as Vaseegaran, Chitti, 2.0 and giant Chitti. This action thriller’s biggest strength is him. Despite having acted for years, his performance is fresh even today. When we were shooting the climax of the film in Delhi, his health was not good. The temperature outside was 47 degrees, and he had to wear a costume weighing 12 kilos. He even hurt himself during the shoot, but he still finished the scene before heading to the hospital. It is because of this dedication that he is a superstar even today. Akshay sir also had to sit for long hours, wearing prosthetic make-up, including a wig, lens and demonic teeth.”
The Hindi version of the film is being presented by Karan Johar and it is slated to release on November 29.
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