Amitabh Bachchan has mentioned that he did not don the villain role in 2.0 because Rajinikanth requested him. The shooting of the film 2.0 has commenced and is taking place now.
Sequences pertaining to Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson are being shot now. Initially Shankar approached Amitabh Bachchan for the villain role.
Amitabh Bachchan while speaking in a function held recently said, “ Director Shankar approached and requested me to don the villain role in 2.0. Immediately I phoned my friend Rajinikanth and discussed about it.
He told me that people will not accept me as a villain and requested me not to don the villain role. That is why I did not act in the villain role in 2.0”