Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that the makers of superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film 2.0 have closed the deal for the film’s satellite rights with a private channel for a record price.
According to reports, the Zee TV Network has bought the satellite rights of the film’s Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions for an astronomical price, which is pegged at Rs 110 crore. If reports are to be believed, it will be the highest price ever paid for the satellite rights of a regional film.
Creative Head of Lyca Productions Raju Mahalingam confirmed the news that the filmmakers have partnered with Zee TV networks but did not reveal the details of the deal. “It’s TRUE” Lyca Productions’s gets a partner in Zee for our Mega Opus 2.0 Satellite!!!,” he posted on his Twitter account.
2.0 is being touted as India’s most expensive film, and the second costliest in Asia. The film is made at a whopping budget of about Rs 400 crore using the state-of-the-art technology. Adding to the fan frenzy around the film.
The film’s shooting is almost over with just a song remaining to be shot. Since 2.0 is said to be heavy on special effects, the post-production process is expected to go on for seven months. Usually, films are shot using 2D cameras and converted into 3D in the studios. But, the filmmakers have used 3D cameras for 2.0, which is a first in India.
2.0 is an upcoming Indian science fiction film written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan and produced by Subaskaran Allirajah, founder of Lyca Productions. A spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, the film will feature Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film will have a simultaneous release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. With an estimated budget of ₹4 billion (US$59 million), it is the most expensive Indian film till date
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