Veteran filmmaker Shankar is popular for his unique way of storytelling with some incredible VFX work. His next film '2.0' is made on a massive budget of 75 million USD and is slated to hit the screens on November 29th.
Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson, and Akshay Kumar played the lead roles in this film which has been carrying out exceptional 'pre-release' buzz. In an interview, Shankar revealed some interesting updates about the movie. He revealed that the total budget of '2.0' is in between 70 and 75 million USD including the publicity costs. "We haven’t planned the film on such huge budget and it is because of the VFX work, the budget got increased. About one-third budget was used for VFX work and the film has 2100 VFX shots. With the budget limitations and commercial boundaries, we have restricted ourselves. Else 2.0 needs much more in terms of budget." Said Shankar.
Talking about the reason behind project getting delayed, "We allotted the VFX work to an American company which ended up bankrupt. It is because of this, the film’s release has been pushed several times. We then assigned the work to another company which promised to deliver the complete output by January 2018. It is then we planned a grand audio launch in Dubai, but things got delayed again. After a series of delays, 2.0 is finally releasing on November 29th." Added Shankar.