For those of Akshay Kumar’s devoted fans who have been wondering why and how he agreed to play a villain in Shankar’s 2: 0 here is news from one of the film’s unnamed core team members.
“Akshay Kumar is not a villain in 2: 0.Not really. The get-up and the prosthetics suggest he plays a ferocious character.And he does! But Akshay’s Dr Richard is fighting for the right causes. He struggles against forces that have plundered and devastated the earth,” says the source adding that all the rough edges in the anti-hero’s character were removed when Akshay Kumar jumped in.
“It was never a villainous part even when it was offered to Kamal Haasan. Once Akshay Kumar came in even hints of negativity were removed as they clashed with his image of the national hero,” says the source.