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Shankar’s Enthiran sequel with Rajinikanth called 2.o

Enthiran 2 now has a name. Shankar’s much-anticipated Enthiran sequel will be called 2.o and will star Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

regional movies Updated: Dec 18, 2015 15:32 IST
Team 2.o: Actors Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson, music composer AR Rahman, director Shankar and other members of 2.o team pose for a snap in Chennai.(EnthiranTheRobot/Facebook)

Tamil filmmaker Shankar’s next film with superstar Rajinikanth, supposedly a sequel to his highly successful Enthiran (Robot), is called 2.o. The film stars Akshay Kumar as the villain. The film, is being produced by Lyca Productions, which had earlier made the Vijay-starrer Kathhi by director AR Murugadoss.

“Lyca Productions next prestigious project with Superstar is titled 2.o,” a release here said. Amy Jackson, who had earlier featured in Shankar’s I, will pair opposite Rajnikanth. The shooting is already underway.

Read: Akshay replaces Arnold Schwarzenegger in Rajinikanth’s Enthiran 2

Interestingly, Lyca Productions, and Kathhi (2014) in particular, had earlier earned the ire of pro-Tamil groups who had claimed that the production house had links with relatives of then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Enthiran was a 2010 sci fi drama directed by Shankar where Rajinikanth appeared in a double role, one being a robot called Chitti.

Meanwhile, Lyca Productions has contributed Rs 5 crore towards Tamil Nadu government’s flood relief activities, the release said.

Read: Rajinikanth’s Enthiran 2 to be India’s costliest film?

The film starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the lead pair. (EnthiranTheRobot/Facebook)

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First Published: Dec 18, 2015 14:50 IST