2.0, which was supposed to release last year, is all set to hit the screens this week after creating all the necessary hype. Starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, this film was first offered to Aamir Khan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As we’ve seen with almost every Shankar film, even this one saw a modification before the final product was revealed.
Even at the trailer launch of 2.0, Shankar revealed how 3.0 is already planned. But in an exclusive interview to Mumbai Mirror, he talked further about it & said, “We definitely plan to make 3.0 but I can’t think of this franchise without Rajini sir. He’s the only name that comes to my mind when I think of Chitti.
He also added, “As an audience, I want our industry to have a superhero franchise like Superman, Spider-Man and Batman. Chitti is loved by all and I would love to see the character again on screen. But for that to happen, the creative in me should get the right script. I would not want to make 3.0 just for the sake of carrying the franchise forward.”
In 2.0, Akshay, who is a huge star in Hindi film industry, is making his debut in Tamil film along with southern superstar Rajinikanth.
Yesterday, Karan Johar, at a special press conference of the film was asked if after success of Baahubali and anticipated success of 2.0, more pan-India films will be made wherein actors and technicians from various industry work together, Karan said: “I think the true crossover has to happen internally in India. We keep talking about crossover that the films are going out of the country but I think Baahubali is a true crossover film.
“It’s a film made in Telugu which worked very well in all the regions of our country. Similarly, 2.0 has that vision of actually working within the country,” he said.