Shankar's '2.0' gets a grand release in China

5th December 2018

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer sci-fi film '2.0' which was released in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi on November 29 has been a hit worldwide. Recently, Lyca Productions revealed that the film grossed a whopping Rs. 400 crore in its opening week worldwide.

Now the film is set for a mega China 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 China with at least 47,000 of the total screens playing it in 3D format. 

"2.0" will release in China in May 2019 and it will be the widest 3D release for any foreign language film in history," a press statement said. "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 the shoot very soon," Shankar told the media.

Shankar has also confirmed he is ready to commence shooting for Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' from December 14, which marks his reunion with the latter after two decades. Kajal Aggarwal has been roped in to play the leading lady. Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music. Lyca Productions will also be bankrolling 'Indian 2'.

2.0 has raked 400cr in 4 days so far. It will be interesting how much it will rake in China.