BY ANUJ RADIA

We have been highly awaiting the release of 2.0, which unites two superstars of Indian cinema – Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

Initially, the film was slated to clash with the other Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15. But now, it seems that the film has been postponed again and is said to now release next year in 2019.

Reportedly, the VFX of the film is still incomplete with certain major portions still left to render. Given this fact the makers of 2.0 have now decided to push the release of the film to next year itself.

Commenting on the remark, a source close to the film adds, “With the amount of VFX work on 2.0 that is still pending there is no way the makers will be able to release the film this year.

In fact, the producers are currently working out a perfect release date for the film that will now hit screens in 2019 and an announcement of the same will be done in the last quarter of the year.”

When prodded for more details on the same, the source further adds, “By this year-end, the makers of 2.0 look at completing the majority of the VFX work but this constant delayed has created yet another problem and this time it is the budget that has gone haywire.”

Apparently, the constant delays in the release of 2.0 have now had an adverse effect on the film’s budget that has kept on increasing.

As of now the producers and partners in the film are working out possible solutions to find fresh funding to help promote the film.

Directed by S. Shankar, 2.0 is a spiritual successor to the 2010 film Enthiran, which starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the female lead.