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Unfinished trailer of 2.0 leaked! Team releases VFX featurette


The team lodged a complaint with the police and got the trailer removed from several websites that had put up the leaked trailer.

Manigandan KR

The team of Shankar's 2.0, which is being made at a budget of over Rs450 crore, was in for a rude shock as an unfinished trailer of the film was leaked on the Internet on Sunday. The film features Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles.

It may be recalled that director Shankar was very particular about scenes from his film not being leaked. In fact, that was one of the reasons why no cellphones were allowed on the sets while filming was in progress.

Now, despite all their precautionary measures, an unfinished trailer of the film seems to have been leaked. The 1 minute 27 second-long clip has scenes which show Akshay attempting to destroy a city using bombs and Rajinikanth, as a robot, saving the people.

"The leak has left the team in a state of shock. The film is being edited in the US. The team suspects that the unfinished trailer could have been leaked from there," a source told us.

The team lodged a complaint with the police and got the trailer removed from several websites that had put up the leaked trailer. However, the trailer is still available on a few websites.

It may be recalled that only a couple of days ago, the teaser of Rajinikanth's other film, Kaala, too, was leaked on the Internet.

Meanwhile, to minimise the damage, Shankar and the team of 2.0 released a featurette on the VFX aspects of the film.

The five-and-a-half minute video, in which a number of crew members including Shankar and Akshay speak, was released on Sunday night.

In the video, Shankar discloses that the VFX in part 2 is double the amount of VFX in Robot/Enthiran (2010).

The crew also disclosed that the imagination for 2.0 is wild and huge and that it could be created only by VFX. Moreover, the team also disclosed that they had introduced a new technology called Virtual camera in the film.

Shankar, who is all for realism, is seen saying, "The audience should not feel the VFX. That is the best VFX."