Rajinikanth Falls Down on Sets of ‘2.0’, Slightly Injured in Knee

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth stumbled and fell down on the sets of “2.0” shooting in Kolambakkam in Chennai and the hero who will turn 66 years in a week’s time (Dec. 12, 2016) was slightly injured on his knee and the mishap would have gone unnoticed had it not been under the media glare.

When he fell down during the shooting and hurt his right knee, he was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital and given treatment. Doctors reportedly told the shooting crew that the wound is minor and the actor resumed his shooting after returning to the sets.

The film “2.0” is a sequel to 2010 Tamil film “Enthiran” or “ROBO” in Hindi and Telugu. Bollywood fame Akshay Kumar is playing the second lead role in the film. Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was initially sounded for the role to play antagonist but for some reasons of remuneration and schedules, Akshay Kumar was signed for the role.

Written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan, the film is being produced by Subaskaran Allirajah of London-based Lyca Productions. A football sequence in the film was shot at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi earlier. The film is set for release, preferably on Dec. 12, 2017 coinciding Rajinikanth’s 67th birthday.

A spiritual successor to the 2010 ‘Enthiran’, the film will see Rajinikanth again the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, while A. R. Rahman is composing the soundtrack while cinematography, editing, production design, and visual effects are handled by Nirav Shah, Anthony, T. Muthuraj, and V. Srinivas Mohan respectively.

The film “2.0” will be released in six languages — Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, English, Chinese and Japanese, with With an estimated budget of ₹400 crore, the most expensive Indian film till date surpassing “Bahubali 2”. Rajinikanth has a huge following in Japan too after the success of his “Muthu” film in Tokyo a decade ago.

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