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2.0 making of video: Superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar talk about shooting in 3D directly

The making-of video of director Shankar’s 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, was released on Saturday.

regional movies Updated: Oct 07, 2017 20:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rajinikanth,Shankar,Rajinikanth 2.0
Director Shankar worked with Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth in the upcoming sequel of Enthiran, 2.0(YouTube)

Akshay Kumar released Part 2 of the making-of video, a little more than a month after Part 1, on his Twitter account, and it featured what one has come to expect from a Shankar movie - visual grandeur and cutting edge technology. The movie, a sequel to the 2010 film Enthiran, starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is one of the most awaited films of 2018.

From sending an air balloon to different countries to teasing the scale of the film via behind the scenes videos, no South Indian movie, apart from Baahubali: The Conclusion, has been marketed on such a scale. In the video, director Shankar, joined by cinematographer Nirav Shah, explains why the film was shot in 3D. “This film was shot in 3D because the script required the technology,” he says.

Shankar and Amy Jackson on the sets 2.0 ( YouTube )
Shankar with Akshay Kumar, who is beleived to be playing the antagonist in the film. ( YouTube )

Rajinikanth also explains that Shankar wrote the script keeping 3D in mind. Akshay Kumar agreed, “Working in 3D was much harder than I imagined, from the set up to the extent of how perfect things really need to be in every single shot.

Ray Hannisian, the lead stereographer on the project, has previously worked with Katy Perry, U2 and The Black Eyed Peas for their 3D concert films. The 3D featurette gives audience an excellent idea about how the film was shot and why it will set a high standard for any Indian film in terms of technology.

2.0, which also stars Amy Jackson in a pivotal role, is scheduled to release in January.

First Published: Oct 07, 2017 19:09 IST