2.0: When Salman Khan left Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar surprised. See pics of jab they met

It was a rare occasion when three actors — Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan — shared the same stage at the launch of S Shankar’s 2.0. While the Rajinikanth film stars Akshay Kumar as the villain, it was Salman Khan who eventually became the cynosure at the launch. Salman and Rajinikanth share a great rapport and have often praised each other on different platforms. Salman is also often called Bollywood’s Rajinikanth. Salman said at the event, “I have just come to see him (Rajinikanth). I think he is the most amazing man known. I have a lot of respect for him. I was not invited. I got to know that the launch is happening here, so I just turned up.” (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)

  1. Just minutes before the brief 2.0’s Q and A with the media was slated to begin, a team member of Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 rushed towards Akshay Kumar and whispered something in his ear while pointing in the direction of the entrance door. Akshay immediately got up from his chair, walked up to the entrance and welcomed Salman who seemed to have walked in almost towards the fag end. Talking about Akshay at the 2.0 event, Salman said, “I think he is one of the most talented actors we have. I have worked with him. He is phenomenal. I think, if anyone have had a growth in his acting career, as a performer, from our side is only Akshay Kumar. We all remain stagnant, but he the only one who keeps on growing. Akki is one of the most hardworking, dedicated actors we have.” (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)
  2. Addressing the legend as Rajini garu, Salman said, “I just wanted to see Rajini garu. He is the most amazing man. I have a lot of respect for him. I wasn’t invited but got to know about the launch and came here.” (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)
  3. Salman went on to narrate an incident.” We were once doing a shoot together – jumma chumma. And when I went to the bathroom, Rajini garu was there throwing a cigarette and catching it with his mouth. I asked him, “What are you doing?” He said, “There is a lot of wind outside. So I am doing it here.” It was an open air concert and very cold and windy outside. So I went backstage to see if Rajini could catch the cigarette with his mouth in one go and he did it in one single shot.” (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)
  4. Salman also had high words of praise for Akshay Kumar. Calling him Akki, Salman said, “He is very talented and hardworking. He is the only actor who has grown further and further while all of us have remained stagnant.” The superstar Khan also praised the first look of 2.0 and said that he was eagerly looking forward to watching the film post its release. (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)
  5. The film 2.0 is a sequel to 2010 Tamil superhit Enthiran. While the film is all set to release on Diwali in 2017, it is already making the news. Other than Rajinikanth and Akshay, it also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain. (Source: Photo by Varinder Chawla)
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