A superstar Rajinikanth‘s film needs no promotion. And that was evident when his gangster drama Kabali hit the screens on July 22.

While Rajinikanth is rigorously shooting for 2.0 in Chennai, a source from the unit has made an interesting revelation.

Recently, 2.0 had a grand first look launch in Mumbai and the posters have already piqued the curiosity quotient among fans. The poster also revealed Akshay Kumar in an eccentric ‘crow’ makeover. Now it has been confirmed that the Rustom star is indeed playing an avid bird lover in the film.

Speaking about Akshay Kumar’s role, a source was quoted by The Times Of India as saying, “The central theme of 2.0 revolves around birds and their characteristics. Thousands of exotic birds like macaws, cockatoos and African grey parrots, were brought to the set, and Akshay shot a few scenes featuring these exotic birds. Interestingly, these birds play a pivotal role in taking the film forward. These scenes were shot at huge sets which were erected in Chengalpattu and Thirukalukundram.”

Being made on a lavish budget of Rs 400 crore, 2.0 is touted to be Asia’s costliest film so far.

Directed by Shankar, the film also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in pivotal roles. The film will release in 6 -Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Japanese and Chinese.

The film has music by Academy Award winner AR Rahman and will release on Diwali next year.