Touted to be one of the most expensive Indian films to date, ‘2.0’, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in lead roles, reportedly has a budget of Rs 400 crore. If latest reports are anything to go by, then the makers have added another Rs 100 crore to their already inflated budget to complete high-end post-production work.
According to reports, director Shankar is trying his best to meet release date deadlines, but not by compromising on the post-production and VFX factors. While aiming to match up to international standards, the director who is also known for his technical wizardry, is reportedly going all out. This, in turn, has the producers reportedly shelling out Rs 100 crore more on the sci-fi flick.
The film which has long been in the making, will now reportedly release in January 2019.
‘2.0’ Teaser leak
An unfinished video from Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ found its way online. The video with temporary graphics got leaked on the internet. The leaked footage which is around 44 seconds long was immediately shared by many on social media. Though there were few who were elated to get a glimpse of the Tamil superstar in the teaser, most of them were extremely unhappy by the leak.
Movie buffs and critics criticized the alleged leak stressing on how so many years of hard work of technicians goes in vain in few minutes.
Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth slammed the act on her Twitter account, “Leaking content online before the official release should not be TOLERATED or ENCOURAGED ! This is a heartless act ignoring hard work, efforts and sentiments of the makers for few seconds of excitement !