Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been roped in to play the antagonist in superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran 2 , which went on the floors on Wednesday. “Akshay is all set to make his Tamil debut with the film in which he will be playing the villain,” a source from the film’s unit said.
The makers had initially planned to rope in The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger , but the deal did not materialise. The sequel to Enthiran will be helmed by Shankar. Also starring Amy Jackson, who will reportedly be playing a robot, the film is being produced by Lyca Productions.
While AR Rahman will compose the tunes, Nirav Shah will crank the camera. Baahubali fame Srinivas Mohan will take care of the visual effects work in the film, which will hit the screens next year.