Journalists attacked by Rajinikanth's 2.0 movie crew; police arrest director Shankar's relative

FP Staff

Mar,22 2017 13:11 36 IST

As Rajinikanth's magnum opus with Akshay Kumar, 2.0 gets ready to be released in Diwali this year, a controversy has broken out on the film's set.

Multiple TV reports have revealed that crew members on the set of Rajinikanth's next film directed by Shankar (who helmed the first film Enthiran) have assaulted photo journalists who were present on the sets.

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 'looks' in '2.0' were recently unveiled in Mumbai. '2.0' follows from (although it may not be a direct sequel to) 2010's 'Enthiran/Robot'

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 'looks' in '2.0' were recently unveiled in Mumbai. '2.0' follows from (although it may not be a direct sequel to) 2010's 'Enthiran/Robot'

According to reports, several crew members attacked journalists who have now filed a police complaint against the film and its crew. Further reports reveal that there is ruckus on the film set at the moment, as police detain two people related to the case.

The police have also arrested the chief assistant director of the film, Pappu, who is a relative of the director Shankar, reports Times Now. 

More details of this are awaited.

Meanwhile, the Shankar directed film 2.0 is being touted as India’s most expensive film at Rs 400 Cr, where Rajinikanth is pitted against Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as the main antagonist.

2.O is in the final stages of shoot and post-production work is going on simultaneously. Last week, Shankar put out a group picture of him and his technical crew and tweeted – “With my team after finishing a major scene of #2.0. One song and some patch works are only the balance.”

2.0 is the sequel to Shankar's blockbuster film Enthiraan or Robot, as it was named in Hindi. Rajnikanth will reprise his double role as scientist, Dr Vaseegaran, and robot Chitti. While that film starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opposite the megastar, the sequel will see him romance with Jackson.