In a tweet that set the #AkshayInRobot2 hashtag trending on Twitter, Bollywood's Khiladi Akshay Kumar confirmed he would be joining Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and Singh is Bliing co-star Amy Jackson in the upcoming Tamil science fiction film Enthiran 2.0/Robot 2.0. Filming began today at EVP World on the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
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In this sequel to the 2010 film Enthiran (also spelled Endhiran), Amy Jackson will play a robot while Akshay Kumar will play the villain. Originally, the producers tried to bring in Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger but it was reported that disagreements over script and/or remuneration caused the superstar to back out on the eve of production. A.R. Rahman will compose the soundtrack, Shankar will direct and Hollywood's Legacy Effects (originally Stan Winston Studios) will focus on animatronics and special effects.
The following storify features a collection of tweets highlighting the launch of the film production and the announcement of Akshay Kumar's Tamil film debut in 2.0.
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