Rajinikanth Akshay Kumar's first look in 2.0
Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar's 2.0 release date revealed: Shankar set to thrill Rajini fans Diwali 2017 Pictured: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's first look in 2.0Collage of photos taken from Twitter

The makers of Rajinikanth's 2.0 (also known as Endhiran 2/ Enthiran 2) have revealed its release date. The Shankar-directed movie is set to hit the screens across the globe during Diwali season of 2017.

Rajini's 2.0 is the most-talked about and highly-anticipated movie and his fans are desperately waiting for its release. Speculations about its release date have been doing rounds in the media ever since Shankar announced this project. But the makers had kept mum on the rumours.

The producers of 2.0 held a grand function at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on Sunday to launch the 3D first look of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Superstar Salman Khan was the chief guest at the event. They revealed the release date of the Endhiran sequel through the posters of the movie.

The film 2.0 is being made in three languages -- Tamil, Hindi and Telugu with the same title. Akshay Kumar will be playing the negative role opposite Rajinikanth. After the first look launch, the Bollywood superstar took to his Twitter handle and posted the posters of the movie. Meanwhile, he also wrote: "And the BATTLE begins! Get set for a #3Diwali2017 with #2Point0! #2Point0FLLaunch.

Rajinikanth has almost wrapped up the shooting of 2.0. Addressing its first look launch, he said that he loved the subject of the movie and enjoyed working with Shankar's team. Meanwhile, he also revealed that he had a tough time working with Shankar. "To be frank, working with director Shankar is difficult. He's a perfectionist," Rajini said.

Akshay Kumar is confident that 2.0 would be a blockbuster success at the box office and will create several records. "I believe in 2.0 subject. I believe this movie is going to create history," Akki said in his address at the first look launch function.

The movie 2.0 has a huge amount of special effects and V Srinivas Mohan is the visual effects supervisor for the film. Talking about his experience on the sets, Srinivas said, "2.0 is much bigger than what I thought. It's a bigger experience."

Director S Shankar has written the script for the science fiction film in collaboration with B Jeyamohan. It is produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions. Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson are playing the lead roles in the spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran. Oscar award winner AR Rahman is composing the music.

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