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2.0 Audio Launch: AR Rahman Impresses With His Music; Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar Shower Praises & Other Top Moments From The Event

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The audio launch of Rajinikanth’s 2.0 had quite a few surprises in store. Chief among them was Shankar’s revelation that the film will not be a sequel to Enthiran. The film has its own story arc, and will not pick up where Enthiran ended.

The event featured performances by Amy Jackson, AR Rahman with onstage appearances from Dhanush, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Karan Johar, Rana Daggubati and RJ Balaji took on hosting duties.

Johar asked Rajinikanth about the things he liked and hated in today’s generation. Rajini said, “What I like is that they are obliged and humble. What I don’t like is that the younger generation is slowly forgetting our own tradition and culture. That’s sad. They should not do this. They should enjoy it and should never forget our culture and tradition.”

Rajinikanth, who has been a pivotal part of the Indian entertainment industry for over four decades, said that he considers everything that he has achieved as “a gift from God”.

Akshay Kumar, who has been roped in to play the antagonist in the film, said that Bollywood could learn a thing or two from the South Indian film industry.

“I have done 130 films (in Bollywood). 2.0 was my 131st film. I can only say that during the making of those 130 films, I got to learn little from every film, but I was learning throughout the shooting of this film.”

“There’s a lot that we have to learn from South because the way they work, we have to understand a lot now. They work in unity and respect each other’s talent, we have to learn that,” he added.

He was also very eloquent in his praise of Rajinikanth and said that he’d never even imagined that he would get an opportunity to work with the actor.

Meanwhile, the songs of 2.0 were leaked hours before the commencement of the event on YouTube and other streaming platforms. Earlier, Rahman stated that the film will have three songs – of which two tracks, “Endhira Logathu Sundariye” and “Raajali” (“Mechanical Sundariye” and “Rakshassi”), were released on Friday.

Speaking at the event, Latha Rajinikanth said: “It’s a very big moment for me. I am very proud of my husband. I wish to salute him for his hard-work in 2.0. Also, I want to give my best wishes to Amy, Rahman, Shankar and all others who have made this project possible.”

 

The film is slated for a January 2018 release.

Here are some moments from the event:

With inputs from IANS

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