Director Shankar is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie 2.0, which is slated for release on November 29. He says that Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer has an emotional and soulful story.
The film 2.0 is touted to be a spiritual successor to Shankar's sci-fi action movie Enthiran (2010). The film-goers are excited to know about its story, but the makers have kept it under wraps. The promos show that 2.0 is set to be an extravagant action thriller, but the director says that it is high on emotional quotient.
"2.0 has an emotional and soulful story. People thought that it would be an action film, given the technology used, but it is a thriller with a lot of emotions," Shankar told in an interview to Deccan Chronicle.
Shankar has guarded its story so much so that he has not revealed it even to his sons. "They will ask me about my story, but I don't reveal anything. Then they try to listen to my phone conversations and also check my phone messages. Sometimes they see pictures of my film and they come up with a story after gathering all the information," said Shankar.
If we are to go by the reports, 2.0 is set in a foreign country and the movie is about scientist Vaseegaran, who helps the government investigate a threat that is beyond understanding.
Rajinikanth is essaying the role of Vaseegaran and Chitti, while Akshay Kumar appears as the antagonist. Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn and Riyaz Khan are seen in other important roles.
Shankar reveals that he first think of his films as a director and later as an audience. He said, "I am the best critic of all my films. After thinking of a scene, I think of myself as the audience. And if I don't like it, then I change it. I think both as a director and as the audience."