There is a lot of confusion going on regarding the release date of Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson starrer 2.0. Thanks to Akshay’s latest announcement about coming out with Padman on January 26, 2018, there are speculations that 2.0 might now release later since Akshay wouldn’t want two of his films to clash on the same weekend.Also Read - Into The Wild With Bear Grylls: Ajay Devgn To Go On Adventurous Ride With The Host | Deets Inside

2.0 was initially slated for a 25th January 2018 release but as per latest reports, the film might now hit screens
on Tamil New Year on April 13, 2018. There is also buzz in the trade circles that if it does get postponed, it might eye a Diwali 2018 weekend since Tamil New Year will anyways have a lot of Kollywood releases. Also Read - PM Modi Extends His Condolences To Akshay Kumar In Emotional Letter After His Mother Passes Away | Read Here

But with the kind of promotions the film’s team has been up to, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if 2.0 does go with the original date. In fact, our well placed source from Kollywood says that 2.0 will release on the Republic Day 2018 weekend as planned and lock horns with Padman. Also Read - Shilpa Shetty Visits Akshay Kumar And Twinkle Khanna to Offer Condolence After His Mother's Death - Photos

The source says, “2.0 and Padman are not releasing on the same day, so they aren’t clashing as far as the opening day is concerned. Also, both the films belong to two different genres and therefore doesn’t have competition from each other. Both Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar have a loyal fan following and while there will be takers for Padman, fans would also be keen to watch Akshay play a baddie in 2.0.”

Akshay has had a lucky stint at the box office on Republic Day weekends and this year might be no different. Obviously, the actor is not worried. In fact, it won’t be a surprise if Padman appeals to a niche audience due to its unique concept and in such scenario, the film might just benefit from the buzz and success of 2.0. Our source tells us that the official confirmation about 2.0 might just be on anvil.