Rajinikanth-Akshay magic..India's costliest film ever

Chennai, Oct 11 The team of megastar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o" is hopeful of converting as many screens as possible into 3D for the release of the film, says Raju Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca Productions.

Baahubali 2 which has the crown for being the costliest movies made in India till now would soon the dethroned by S Shankar featuring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles.

If a media reports to be believed, the film has been made at a budget of Rs 400 crore, which makes it the most expensive film. On the other hand, Baahubali 2, was made at a budget of Rs 250 crore.

"2.o", a sequel to Rajinikanth's 2010 Tamil blockbuster "Enthiran", has been completely shot in 3D.

Slated for release next year, "2.o" is directed by Shankar, who has teamed up with Rajinikanth for the third time.

The film, which will be released in Telugu and Hindi, also stars Akshay Kumar as the antagonist, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain. Mahalingam also confirmed that Lyca Productions won't take up new projects until there's clarity on the tax situation in Tamil Nadu.  

With IANS Inputs