S.Shankar’s VFX wonder 2.0, which stars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in lead roles, released on November 29. The film received a terrific response at the box office and fans are happy. The film has been creating a lot of buzz on social media since the day it was announced and now when it is finally out, celebrities are expressing their excitement as well. Overwhelmed with all the praise, Shankar took to his Twitter to say thank you.
Shankar tweeted earlier today, “My heart full thanks to the audience who have lapped up #2point0 and celebrated and made it a huge success, and to all the media who supported and respected the hard work of our team, and to my whole team who have given a piece of their life to 2.0.”
My heart full thanks to the audience who have lapped up #2point0 and celebrated and made it a huge success, and to all the media who supported and respected the hard work of our team, and to my whole team who have given a piece of their life to 2.0.
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) November 30, 2018
Meanwhile in an interview with Galatta, The Director opened about many interesting facts including how the making of 2.0 happened. Once the actor asked about why Mudhalvan did not happen with Vijay, Shankar, for the first time revealed the real reason.
“When I was doing Mudhalvan, the dates matters were dealt by my associate director who talked with S.A. Chandrasekar at that time regarding the call sheet of Vijay. Something does not went well between them which resulted in actor Arjun doing the role. Later, SAC worried that he would have talked with me itself instead of dealing it with a third person.
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Source : Behindwoods
He also admired the working style of foreign technicians in the interview which he termed as so “precise”. The 55 Year old director also revealed that he is writing a script currently which will reach double the budget of 2.0.
Touted as the most expensive Indian project ever, 2.0 is reportedly made at a budget of Rs 543 crore and is apparently more expensive than several successful Hollywood VFX classics like Deadpool, X-Men and Batman. On its first day, 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, garnered a revenue of ₹80 crore across India.
This is the second highest for an Indian film after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), which made over ₹150 crore.
In Chennai, the movie managed to collect ₹2.42 crore. Overall, in Tamil Nadu, the movie collected ₹18 crore.