Rajinikanth on working with Akshay Kumar in Shankar’s magnum opus: He’s the real hero and villain of 2.0

Rajinikanth, who has always been reticent about his professional career and has steered clear of media interactions in the past decade or so, has spoken to anchor Archana of Zee Tamil television in a highly enjoyable 90-minute-long chat. Various snippets and never-heard-before facts about Rajinikanth’s life, 2.0, and his friendship with Kamal Haasan have been doing the rounds on social media over the past few days.

The Kabali actor was full of energy and excitement, and in an ebullient mood throughout the interview, which is already being celebrated as one of his most candid interactions ever. Excerpts below.

On 2.0

2.0 is neither an extended version nor a sequel to Enthiran. It’s a new world and only the characters from Enthiran like Chitti, Vaseegaran and 2.0 have been retained. Otherwise, there’s no relation between the two films. 2.0 has an excellent, timely message from Shankar,” said Rajinikanth in a matter-of-fact tone.

On AR Rahman’s music in 2.0

Superstar revealed that Shankar wanted to make 2.0 without any songs initially. “Then, they decided to have a title track for the film. Later, they felt that a background song would be good (smiles). And we had never planned for any duet in the movie. But ‘Enthira Logathu Sundariye’ track made its way after taking into account that the screenplay is entirely subject-oriented and moves at a frenetic pace, so audiences deserve a breather in the form of a song. (AR) Rahman was still not convinced and felt that an album should have a minimum of four songs to provide listeners a wholesome experience. That’s how the fourth track came into place,” explained Rajinikanth.

Talking about Oscar-award winning composer Rahman’s work, Rajinikanth said, “2.0 is more of a visual experience. It’s been a challenging experience for Rahman to score for the film. His background score is going to be vital since it has to enhance the visuals. He’s actually very enthused about it and is working like it’s his first project. He started the scoring work year and a half before itself in Los Angeles and London.”

Source: https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/rajinikanth-on-working-with-akshay-kumar-in-shankars-magnum-opus-hes-the-real-hero-and-villain-of-2-0-5542021.html


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