In an interview, filmmaker Shankar revealed that the film’s budget stands between Rs 400 to Rs 450 crore excluding the publicity and other production costs.
Akshay Kumar in 2.0
Director Shankar’s pet project 2.0 is hardly a week away from hitting the theatres. Starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the sci-fi film, produced by Lyca Productions, will release worldwide on November 29.
2.0, the sequel to Endhiran (2010), was announced three years ago. It took the makers several years to complete this magnum opus. The trailer which was released early this month took everyone by surprise. The VFX in 2.0 was on par with Hollywood standards.
Ever since the film went on floors, the world is curious to know the budget of this sci-fi film. It is rumoured that the makers had spent nearly Rs 600 crore for the film. Now, director Shankar, in an interview to a movie portal, has opened up about the original budget of 2.0.
He said, “Lyca Productions, the production house knows the exact amount. I narrated the entire story before we went on floors and they sort of knew how much money would be required to complete the film. They agreed to fund the project, knowing how much it would cost them. Beyond our calculations, we had some unexpected expenses for the VFX.”
Elaborating further, filmmaker Shankar revealed, “As far as I know, the budget stands between Rs 400 to Rs 450 crore for the film alone. In addition, the producers have spent a huge chunk for the publicity and other production costs.”
According to reports, 2.0 will release in over 10,000 screens across the globe.
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