Akkie’s Tamil debut with Rajini

CHENNAI: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has been roped in to play the antagonist in Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran 2.0, which went on the floors here on December 16.

“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 told IANS.

The makers had initially planned to rope in The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the deal did not happen.

The film — a sequel to Enthiran — will be helmed by S 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. — IANS