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Amongst a number of Bollywood A-listers, only a few are known to be as experimental as Akshay Kumar. Banking his versatility through every film he does, the actor is now all set to change not just his look, but also his voice!

That trademark drawl that we all associate with Akshay Kumar, won’t be heard in director S. Shankar’s 2.0 – the eagerly-awaited sequel to the Aishwarya Rai and Rajnikanth film, Robot where the actor will play the antagonist, Dr. Richard, for the first time.

To ensure that there is a distinctiveness in Akshay’s personality as an antagonist the actor has changed his entire physical look, along with his voice, which will sound different in the Hindi version of the film.


Akshay’s first look from the upcoming film 2.0.

According to an Indian publication, the Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is working on the enhancement.

“We are working on it. After struggling for weeks, Shankar and I have discovered a method. We are not fully satisfied with the voice quality yet. In a while, we will get the perfect voice and pitch for Akshay,” Resul said.

Akshay’s voice will be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. In the Hindi version of 2.0, he will speak in his own voice but will sound completely different thanks to a technological sound enhancement that changes vocals.