Secret Superstar? Find out why Rajnikanth initially offered his role in Shankar’s 2.0 to Aamir Khan

FP Staff

Oct 20, 2017 15:45:40 IST

The much-awaited sequel 2.0 to the 2010 smash hit, Enthiran (Robot) would have lost Rajnikanth in the iconic lead role had Aamir Khan not refused the superstar’s request.

As reported by Indian Express, Aamir Khan in an interview to Komal Nahta revealed that Rajnikanth had asked him to take up the project instead of him as he was facing certain health issues. However, Aamir who was convinced that the film will break all records believed, he could not have replaced Rajnikanth in the role aced by him, and every time he closed his eyes he could only picture the senior star in the character.

Secret Superstar? Find out why Rajnikanth initially offered his role in Shankar’s 2.0 to Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan and Rajinikanth. File Photo

The Rajnikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson starrer science fiction thriller 2.0 is the biggest project in the Indian film industry with an unprecedented budget of ₹450 crore.

The science fiction thriller is being directed by Shankar and fans were treated to glimpses of the behind the scenes action of the actor-director duo with Rajnikanth reprising the roles of both Dr. Vasi and Chitti the robot. The film is scheduled for release on 25 January, 2018.

While it is hard to even imagine that Shankar could have made this mega sequel with another actor, Aamir Khan’s confession has let everyone take a sigh of relief, including Aamir himself.

The star’s latest release Secret Superstar is playing in theaters and the complete interview about the Secret Superstar and his near brush with 2.0 can be watched here.

Updated Date: Oct 20, 2017 15:45:40 IST