The film was set to release early this year but was postponed because of all the VFX work. It didn’t help when some footage of the teaser was leaked online in early March.
The film has around 11,000 VFX shots and each shot is being worked upon with a lot of care. On January 26, director Shankar Shanmugham had announced that the teaser work for the movie is going on in full swing.
2.0 was initially supposed to release in December last year but was postponed to January 26. However, with PadMan‘s releasing on the same date, 2.0 was postponed again. When PadMan too got postponed owing to Padmaavat‘s release, it was later clarified that Shankar’s film would now release in April. Now it’s being speculated that it will be an August release.
Starring Rajinikanth, 2.0 has Akshay Kumar making his debut in Tamil cinema, playing the antagonist and Amy Jackson as the female lead. Music is by AR Rahman. Made on a huge budget of Rs 450 crores, the film’s audio launch happened in Dubai last year.