Akshay Kumar: Great to be punched by superhero like Rajinikanth

Actor Akshay Kumar, who would be teaming up with Rajinikanth as the main antagonist in the sequel of hit sci-fi film "Robot", is elated to be exchanging some punches with the south superstar on-screen.

Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth
Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth. Pics/Santa Banta

In the film, Rajinikanth will reprise his role of a scientist and his creation, Chitti-the robot and Akshay will play the villain.

"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," Akshay told PTI.

"I am looking forward to play a negative role. It will be an honour," he added.

The 48-year-old actor is playing a baddie but there are no specific preparations that he is required to do for the role.

"I am not doing any preparations... No training as such yet. There is no training for it. I just have to condition my jaw that's it," Akshay said.

Remembering his first meeting with the south superstar, Akshay said, "There were 15 people waiting for him. Everyone was just looking at him. He was having a tea and there was some dust on his trousers, he cleaned it and everybody heaved a sigh of relief. I tried doing the same thing but no one looked at me."

The "Robot" (Enthiran 2.0) directed by Shanmugam Shankar will have Amy Jackson as the female lead.

"Robot" (2010) had Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa.

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