Aamir Was Offered Rajinikanth’s Role In 2.0 And Here’s Why He Refused It

Remember Rajnikanth’s movie with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, The Robot? The movie and the concept were loved by all and we saw a different Rajnikant in the movie. The sequel, 2.0 is in the making and it is the most expensive Indian film ever made till date.

Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 is one of the most anticipated films of next year. With an estimated budget of over Rs 400 crore, the movie is being shot in 3D and is scheduled for a 2018 release. But did you know that Rajnikant’s role was first offered to Aamir Khan?


In an interview to Zee ETC, Aamir revealed that he was offered Rajinikanth’s role in the movie. Speaking about 2.0, Aamir said, “Rajini sir himself wasn’t feeling well that time so he told Shankar, please request Aamir. Rajini Sir called me up and said: ‘Please do the film’.”


“It’s a superb script and it’s going to do very well. Whenever I used to shut my eyes, I used to see Rajini sir in that role. I could not see myself.

Emotionally, when I used to think of the film, think of the scene, Rajini sir used to come in my head. I could not imagine myself doing it. Then I told Shankar that I won’t be able to do it. Only Rajini sir can do it. He is irreplaceable.

I can only imagine Rajini sir in this. See, he had also done the first part, I had seen the first part and I loved it.”

Directed by Shankar, 2.0 is going to be released in over 8000-9000 screens, 2.0 is slated to release on January 25, 2018.  In the meantime, you can catch up on Aamir Khan’s latest movie, Secret Superstar.

H/T: Indian Express

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