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When Aamir Khan Rejects Rajinikanth’s 2.0

rajini_aamirA video clip of Aamir Khan talking about superstar Rajinikanth’s much-anticipated film 2.o has surfaced on Twitter. In this, Aamir Khan reveals in the interview that director Shankar had offered him the film. No, it is not Akshay Kumar’s role, but Rajini’s. Aamir explains how 2.0 is going to be a blockbuster. He said, “I am a big fan of Shankar and I am a big fan of Rajini ji and Shankar offered me that film. Super duper hit film hai wo (It is a super hit film). It is a blockbuster. It is going to break all records.”

Aamir also explained to host Komal Nahta that Rajinikanth himself thought that he was not well and suggested to Shankar that Aamir should do the film. Aamir said, “Rajini sir called me and said please do the film.” So why did he not do the film? The Thugs of Hindostan actor explains, “It is a super script. It is going to do very well. But whenever I used to shut my eyes, I used to see Rajini sir in that role. I couldn’t see myself. Emotionally, I couldn’t do that role. When I used to think of the film, or scene I saw Rajini sir. So then I told Shankar that I will not be able to do the film. Only Rajini sir can do this. He is irreplaceable.”

Aamir also spoke about how the prequel Robot starring Rajinikanth was imprinted in his mind and he loved it. This also happens to be the reason why Aamir cannot imagine anyone in the role.

Rajinikanth’s 2.0, in the meantime, is set to release during the Republic Day weekend in 2018. Before that, a grand music launch is being organised on October 27 at Burj Park in Dubai. The film also stars Amy Jackson in a pivotal role. The music for this film is composed by AR Rahman.

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