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Akshay Kumar says it would be‘great to be punched by Rajinikanth’

Akshay Kumar says he can’t wait to begin working with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. The Bollywood actor will soon to seen playing a baddie opposite to Rajinikanth in Shankar’s new film Enthiran 2, simply called 2.o.

regional movies Updated: Feb 01, 2016 16:53 IST
Rajinikanth will reprise his role of a scientist and his creation, Chitti-the robot and Akshay will play the villain.
Rajinikanth will reprise his role of a scientist and his creation, Chitti-the robot and Akshay will play the villain.(Akshaykumarofficial/Facebook | AFP)

Actor Akshay Kumar, who will be seeing playing an antagonist to Rajinikanth in the sequel of Shankar’s Enthiran (Robot), 2.o, says he is excited about working with the Tamil superstar. The Singh is King actor will be seen exchanging punches with Rajinikanth on-screen. In the film, Rajinikanth will reprise his role of a scientist and his creation, Chitti-the robot and Akshay will play the villain.

“I feel like I am on top of the world. It’s alright getting kicked and punched. I have done that all my life. It is great to be punched by a superhero like Rajinikanth,” said Akshay.

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“I am looking forward to play a negative role. It will be an honour,” he added.

The 48-year-old actor is playing a baddie but there are no specific preparations that he is required to do for the role. “I am not doing any preparations... No training as such yet. There is no training for it. I just have to condition my jaw that’s it,” Akshay said.

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Remembering his first meeting with the south superstar, Akshay said, “There were 15 people waiting for him. Everyone was just looking at him. He was having a tea and there was some dust on his trousers, he cleaned it and everybody heaved a sigh of relief. I tried doing the same thing but no one looked at me.”

The Robot (Enthiran 2.0) directed by Shanmugam Shankar will have Amy Jackson as the female lead. Robot (2010) had Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa.