Who would have thought that the fight sequence, which was being captured at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, would be used in the all important climax sequence of the film?
Yes, the recently concluded shooting schedule of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming sci-fi thriller 2.o, was always intended to form a major part of the film's climax, a source close to the project has told Times of India.
According to the report, the climax portion will include a high-octane fight scene featuring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.
"The climax portion of the film is done now, and it has been entirely shot in Delhi stadium. It was a 45-day schedule and now, the team is back in Chennai. The entire team, including Superstar Rajinikanth was exhausted due to the hot weather in Delhi, and it was tough to complete the shoot," the source has said.
This particular fight sequence had posed a major challenge to cinematographer Nirav Shah.
"As it was a high-octane fight sequence which included lot of robotic equipment, it was quite a challenge for the cinematographer Nirav Shah. There was some damage to the equipments as well. More than one helicam fell to the ground from considerable height and broke into pieces. But the scene has come out really well," the source has said adding that the team will resume the shoot in 10 days' time.
"The team will start the third schedule in another 10 days' time and shoot at a private theme park in Chennai. These scenes will have Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson. There are also planning to erect a huge set on ECR to shoot a crucial sequence."
Directed by Shankar, who had helmed the prequel, 2.o is bankrolled by Lyca Productions. The estimated budget of the film stands at a whopping 350 Crore rupees, making it the costliest film ever produced in the country.