Crew members of director S Shankar’s film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth, allegedly attacked two photojournalists who questioned why the film unit had blocked a road in the Chennai neighborhood of Thiruvallikeni or Triplicane. They also reportedly asked if the unit had permission to shoot during the day.
Rajinikanth was not present on the sets at the time. A complaint has been filed against the film’s production manager, a bouncer, and director S Shankar’s nephew. The Chennai police said that they are looking into the matter and will file a First Information Report or FIR.
Most of 2.0, a sequel to the 2010 sci-fi blockbuster Enthiran, has already been filmed and is currently is post-production. Director Shankar revealed earlier this month that a song and some ‘patchwork’ shots were pending. 2.0 also stars Akshay Kumar, who has filmed his scenes, and actress Amy Jackson.
AR Rahman provides the soundtrack of 2.0 and the cast also includes actors Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey. The first look of the film was revealed last year and went instantly and massively viral. 2.0 will release on October 18 in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.