1. Zee TV pays a record Rs 110 crore to buy satellite rights of Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar’s 2.0

Zee TV pays a record Rs 110 crore to buy satellite rights of Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar’s 2.0

Rajinikanth's most awaited sci-fi thriller '2.0' closed the deal for the film’s satellite rights with a private channel - Zee Network - for a record price of Rs 110 crore!

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Actor Rajinikanth’s most awaited sci-fi thriller ‘2.0’ closed the deal for the film’s satellite rights with a private channel – Zee Network – for a record price of Rs 110 crore! (Source: Twitter/Enthiran2Movie)

Actor Rajinikanth’s most awaited sci-fi thriller ‘2.0’ closed the deal for the film’s satellite rights with a private channel – Zee Network – for a record price of Rs 110 crore! According to reports, this amount is the highest price ever paid for the satellite rights for a regional film. The Zee TV Network has bought the satellite rights of the film’s Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions for an enormous price.

Lyca Productions’ creative head, Raju Mahalingam, on Monday confirmed that the filmmakers have partnered with Zee TV networks and the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu satellite rights have been sold for Rs. 110 crore to Zee Television. Raju took to Twitter and said, “It’s TRUE” Lyca Productions’s gets a partner in Zee for our Mega Opus 2.0 Satellite!!!”

The film 2.0 is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran and also features Bollywood star Akshay Kumar who is acting as the main antagonist. The film is being touted as India’s most expensive film and the second costliest in Asia! Yes, it’s true, the film has been made at a jaw-dropping budget of about Rs 400 crore. The film used the state-of-the-art technology. Usually, films are shot using 2D cameras and converted into 3D in the studios. But, the filmmakers have used 3D cameras for 2.0, which is a first in India. The makers have also planned to facilitate theaters across the country to upgrade to 3D technology.

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The shooting of the film is almost over with just a song remaining to be shot. Since 2.0 is said to be heavy on special effects, the post-production process is expected to go on for seven months. The film also features Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in important roles. And the music in the film is given by Academy award-winning composer A R Rahman. The film is slated to hit the theaters worldwide this year on October 18 during the festival of Diwali

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