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VFX work in 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar cost Rs 550 crore?

India Today logo India Today 12/09/2018
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2.0, the costliest film ever made in the history of Indian cinema, is gearing up for release this year. It is a known fact that the VFX effects of the film consumed the larger part of the film's budget, since director Shankar was keen on setting a benchmark with the film.

Now, rumours state that the VFX effects of the film have taken up an amount of Rs 550 crore. This is a whopping amount, given that the entire budget of Baahubali: The Beginning was way less than that (about Rs 200 crore).

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In addition to that, 2.0 is also the first Indian film to be shot entirely on 3D camera. The film faced numerous issues during post-production since the VFX artists couldn't deliver the expected output on time.

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Producers had to pool in more money for the work and the monetary demand of the film exceeded the initial budget of 2.0 by a huge margin. Reportedly, about Rs 100 crore was added at the last minute to wrap up the post-production work.

Starring Akshay Kumar in the antagonist's role, 2.0 also stars Amy Jackson in the role of the female lead.

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