Akshay Kumar is gearing up for the release of 2.0 and while discharging promotional duties for the upcoming film at an event in Mumbai on November 26, said that he is elated to work in the south film industry. The 51-year-old actor spoke to the press about his experience of working in the south and had only good things to say. 2.0 is a multilingual film and will release in Tamil and Telugu apart from Hindi.
Not only is the technology utilized for filming advanced in the south, but actors, as well as crew members, are punctual on set. “As far as technology is concerned, south is much more advanced. They are much better in technology. They are more advanced and professional. If shooting has to commence at 7:30, implies it has to start. Here 7:30 means, come by 8:30-9,” Akshay said at the event.
[caption id="attachment_171815" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Shankar and Akshay photographed at the event in Mumbai.[/caption]
Moreover, Akshay also said newcomers should work in the south film industry before venturing into Bollywood. What Akshay, in fact, appreciates, is the fact that members of the south film industry respect others’ time and also do not end up taking co-workers for granted.
“Being professional is very different. You can learn a lot there. I sometimes feel that a newcomer should do five films there and come here. He will learn a lot there. In one day, they take about 35-40 shots compared to what we do. Here, we do about 12-13 shots. They are fast. They don’t take others for granted and value other people’s time. The respect is what they teach there and I appreciate that” Akshay added.
[caption id="attachment_161674" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Akshay Kumar in a still from 2.0.[/caption]
2.0 is a science fiction action film, written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan, and produced by A. Subaskaran. The film serves as a sequel to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, while Rajinikanth will reprise his role of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti in it.
2.0 is set for a worldwide theatrical release on November 29.