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Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Shankar, AR Rahman In Dubai For 2.0 Audio Launch: All You Need To Know About The Grand Event

The stage is set for the grand audio launch of Shankar’s 2.0 in Burj Park, Dubai. Superstar Rajinikanth and his family will be turning out in full strength. Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar will also be there. 


The news of Kamal Haasan attending the audio launch was just a rumour, the actor’s close aide told Silverscreen. He won’t be attending the launch.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Ruler of Dubai — have also been invited, however, there is no confirmation yet on whether he will be attending the event or not.

“Due to security reasons, the information on whether the Ruler will attend or not has been kept under wraps,” Bala, of 89.4 Tamil FM, Dubai, told Silverscreen.

He added, “Rahman is currently rehearsing with Sivamani and Sid Sriram. Traditional Poikaal Kudhirai arrangements have been made to welcome the guests. The event is scheduled to take place at 7 pm (Dubai time). We were told that the audio will be launched at around 9 pm.”

Bala also clarified that there are no LED TV arrangements made across the city to telecast the event.

“There are three songs in the film and we will add more songs when we work on the background score. Two songs will be out tomorrow and one more will be released later,” informed AR Rahman at the press meet. Rahman will also compose a song for 2.0 live for the film.

About the film, Shankar said, “2.0 is not extension of Endhiran. It has a totally new script.”

On Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shankar explained, “The script has a global appeal. So we approached Arnold. We held talks with Arnold’s team but things didn’t materialise as we had expected. Then we approached Akshay, he was excited to come on board.”

He added, “Akshay is not just antagonist. His character has a lot of shades.”

On playing Dr Richard, Akshay said, “It was amazing. I had great fun on the set. I didn’t have to train for my role, as Shankar has done a thorough homework for my role. I had to just understand Shankar’s vision and perform it. It took three-and-half hours to apply make up and one-and-half hours to remove it.”

Rajinikanth said that 2.0 would be a prestigious film in Indian cinema. Rajini plays a larger-than-life role in this film. When asked if he would take up simple roles in his upcoming films, he said, “If I just appear as myself on-screen, nobody will like it. Off-screen I don’t want to act, as nobody pays me for that.”

The Burj Park, Dubai is gearing up for the grand launch. 

Rajinikanth was spotted at the airport leaving for Dubai


Raju Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca tweeted a few pics of the team in Dubai ahead of the launch: 

AR Rahman is going to perform live with 125 symphony musicians at the event tomorrow.

VIP tickets for the launch are being sold for as high as Rs 4 lakhs, with fans getting the option to walk away with complimentary passes as well.

Excited Akshay Kumar, who plays antagonist in the film, tweeted:

Meanwhile, director Shankar released a few posters ahead of the audio launch.

Rana Daggubati will be hosting the audio launch.