What if one has to wear a suit that sticks to the body and wear it for a very long time, say, close to 7 or 8 hours? What if one has really stiff makeup all over the face and is really hungry when someone eats a cheeseburger right in front of their eyes?
Well, these are some of the practical problems faced by the cast of 2.0. The makeup of Akshay Kumar took close to 3.5 hours and the complete transformation of one of the most stylish and sought after actors of Bollywood is astonishing. Akshay Kumar took to Instagram to post an image of his transformation with excitement.
The team behind the astonishing feats of Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth is Legacy Effects, a company which specializes in animatronics. The transformation of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is also the work of Legacy Effects. Legacy Effects also specializes in practical effects work, which is recreating stunts without the usage of CGI or VFX.
100th day of 2.o shoot. Ufff…finishd 2 major action sequncs including d climax with Superstar n Akshay.Loading 50% pic.twitter.com/y1A3TzVhUl
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) June 14, 2016
Surprisingly, many Hollywood films such as Avatar, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Enthiran and now, 2.0, were worked on by Legacy Effects. The fantastic costumes of the cast of 2.0 are a result of the hard work of the world renowned designer, Mary E. Vogt, who worked with Hollywood celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker.