Akshay Kumar
Akshay has shocked his fans with his look in "Robot 2." Pictured: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar performs during a promotional event for his forthcoming movie "Kambakkht Ishq" in New Delhi July 2, 2009. The movie is directed by Sabbir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and is scheduled for release on July 3.Vijay Mathur/ Reuters

Much like novelist Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein, who creates a monster in his lab, Akshay Kumar's crazy scientist in "2.0" ("Robot 2") manages to turn himself into a crow as a result of an experiment gone wrong. The leaked visuals from the shoot show the actor unleash fear on a group of people.

The Bombay Times reported that the crew of the sci-fi actioner is in New Delhi filming crucial climax scenes at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The team is on a 15-20 day schedule, and Rajinikanth begins shooting in the coming week.

The leaked look doesn't give you the chills; it is over-the-top and hardly menacing. The feather-embellished jacket, scary ochre contacts, and dangerously-extended eyebrows – Akshay's "crowman" act fails to curdle your blood.

His newest avatar may lead his contingent of fans to praise their idol, but the superstar may be making a dodgy bet with "2.0." Discussion on the fate of this big-budget film is for another time, but what Akshay said on bagging the role of a super-villain is heartwarming.

"I feel like I am on top of the world. Its alright getting kicked and punched. I have done that all my life. It is great to be punched by a superhero like Rajinikanth," he told the Press Trust of India.

Akshay's designer-stylist for the film, Rocky S, in an interview with Behindwoods.com detailed the look of every character. He said the main cast has a casual as well as "futuristic" feel to their appearances and added that the anti-hero will be seen in a "devilish" look.

Apart from the look, the climax scene is one of the widely-written about aspects of the film. It is said that the makers have shelled out a massive Rs 20 crore on the bone-crunching action sequences. Aaron Crippen of "Batman Vs Superman" and Kenny Bates ("Transformers") have been roped in to oversee the stunts.

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