It looks like Akshay isn’t the bad guy in 2:0, after all. A team member from Shankar’s 2:0 says, “Akshay is not a villain in 2:0. The costume and 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.
It was never a villainous part even when it was offered to Kamal Haasan, says source.