The work on 2.0, one of the most awaited films of 2017, may be far from over but Karan's pitch to the filmmakers has already begun.
When asked about the distribution rights for the film at the launch of the first look of 2.0 in Mumbai on Sunday, Karan was quick to raise his hand. "Why do you think I am here anchoring the first look launch?," he quipped. "The teaser was step 1.0 and the distribution rights is my step 2.0 for the film," Karan added.
The Hindi version of Prabhas and Rana Daggubati's Baahubali earned Rs 120 crores at the box office, after releasing on July 10, 2015. Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 has a much wider reach among the Hindi speaking audience and that is perhaps what's attracting Karan and Dharma productions to the Shankar directed film. Rajnikanth, however, is known to be loyal to his old distributors. Will he stick with Tolu Bajaj - the man who distributed Robot in 2010 - or does Karan's inclusion into the fold means new ties are being forged? We'll know soon enough.
Rajinikanth and his 2.0 co-stars, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, launched the first look of the sci-fi drama at a glittering event in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Haasan were reportedly invited but while they didn't attend, Salman Khan did.
Meanwhile, meet Akshay Kumar as mad scientist Dr Richard from 2.0:
2.0 was generous enough to share more posters:
Directed by Shankar, 2.0 is scheduled for Diwali 2017.