Akshay Kumar praises Southern cinema

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Akshay Kumar
File Photo: Akshay Kumar.

National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film 2.0, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. Akshay, along with filmmaker S Shankar, megastar Rajinikanth, Oscar winning composer AR Rahman, actor Amy Jackson and producer Allirajah Subaskaran of Lyca Productions attended the audio launch of the 3D sci-fi entertainer here at the Burj Park.

“Rajini sir is the real superstar. I would like to thank Shankar sir for giving me the opportunity to work with a legend like Rajinikanth. I could’ve never imagined that I will get a chance to work in such a big and costly film like 2.0,” Akshay said. “There’s a lot that we have to learn from the south because of the way they work; we have to understand a lot now. They work in unity and respect each other’s talent, we have to learn that,” he added. A sequel to the 2010 Tamil blockbuster Enthiran, the film 2.0 has been made on a lavish budget. The film is slated for a release in early 2018.