Akshay Kumar is the antagonist in 'Endhiran 2.0'

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 15:12 hrs

It is official! Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar will be sharing screen space in Shankar's magnum opus Endhiran 2.0. Earlier, the team had approached many actors including Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kamal Haasan and Vikram to play the baddie but now, Bollywood's top hero Akshay Kumar has been finalized.

Directed by Shankar, Endhiran 2.0 will be shot in 3D and Nirav Shah will be cranking the camera. The first day shoot was held on Dec 16 in which Rajini, Akshay, AR Rahman and Lyca International’s CEO  Subaskaran Allirajah were present (see pic).

The official press release also confirms that art director Muthuraj , VFX supervisor Srinivas Mohan, editor Antony are also on board for the film.

“Legacy Effects from USA, the world No.1 Animatronics Company, who worked on movies like Jurassic Park, Iron Man, Avengers has been signed on for this movie.Special costumes are being designed by Mary.E.Vogt (Quantm Effects) who has done famous costumes for Troy, Watchman are also the part of 2.0.

This team also consists of Transformers fame Action Director Mr.Kenny Bates and VFX will be handled by Life of Pi fame John Huges, Walt from Taufilms”, read the official statement from Lyca International.