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Rajinikanth's '2.0' set for major China release

IANS  |  Chennai 

Superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has set the cost registers all over, is gearing up for a major release across 56,000 screens, according to its makers.

In a statement, Lyca Productions confirmed the news of the Shankar-directed sci-fi movie's release in association with HY Media in with at least 47,000 of the total screens playing it in 3D format.

"2.0" will release in in May 2019 and it will be the widest 3D release for any foreign language in history, the statement said.

A sequel to Shankar's 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran", "2.0" has been produced by Lyca Productions and was released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on November 29.

The film, which features in three different 'avatars', also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, and

Akshay Kumar, making his southern debut, plays the antagonist. The has been made on a budget of Rs 600 crore.

plays a and a robot. He also appears as a microbot, dubbed 3.0, which was one of the major surprise elements.

Earlier this week, Lyca Productions revealed that the grossed a whopping Rs 400 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.

has also confirmed he is ready to commence shooting for Kamal Haasan's "Indian 2", which marks his reunion with the latter after two decades.

"We recently did a make-up test with Kamal sir and I was really excited to see him in the get-up of Senapathy. We are all set to begin shoot very soon," told the media.

Shooting of "Indian 2" may start from December 14. has been roped in to play the leading lady. Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music. Lyca Productions will also be bankrolling "Indian 2".



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 09:14 IST