Interestingly, the makers of Kangana Ranaut-starrer period drama ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ were also eyeing the same date as ‘2.0’ to release their mega budget flick. Earlier, both the films were pitted opposite each other in April. However, with VFX work pending, both ‘2.0’ and ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ were postponed. The makers of both the film were then eyeing the November 29 date to release their respective films but according to some Bollywood insiders, Kangana once again delayed the release of her Jhansi act to avoid competition with Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth.
It has been revealed that ‘2.0’ is India’s first project made on a huge budget, approximately $75 million, which translates to over Rs 500 crore in Indian currency. Apart from being shot on a largescale budget, ‘2.0’ is also being touted as India’s first film to be made completely in 3D format. The makers lavishly spent on the film’s promotions, which included stunt like hot air balloon tour a few months ago. Live music concert in Dubai, teaser release in Hyderabad and trailer release in Chennai, all in three consecutive months recently, the makers made sure that ‘2.0’ continued to hit headlines regularly months before it hit the screens. ‘2.0’ is the sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2010 hit sci-fi film ‘Enthiran’, aka ‘Robot’.