Two pictures from Shankar's Enthiran 2.0 have been leaked ahead of the film's release and are being widely circulated online. These pictures have hit the Internet at a time when the movie is still in its post-production stages.
The release of the first look and exclusive stills from the movie is in itself a marketing strategy for filmmakers these days. So, naturally, the leak has drawn the ire of the producers.
The two pictures show actors Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson in robot suits. The first one has Amy in a white and black suit, driving what seems to be truck. She looks rather composed considering in the second picture, Rajinikanth appears to be holding the lopsided vehicle!
The stills, which appear to be part of an intense action sequence, have now become a source of concern for the filmmakers. Such leaks - be it pictures, songs or scenes - ahead of the release of a highly anticipated film have become rather common. SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2 also faced similar issues. The Tamil cinema industry is already attempting to wage a war against piracy which, they say, has become a major source of concern.
Enthiran 2.0 which has been made on a budget of Rs.400 crores, has been produced by Lyca productions. With music by AR Rahman, the VFX extravaganza has Akshay Kumar playing the antagonist.
The Enthiran films fall into the science fiction genre, one that hasn't been explored too much in Indian cinema. There's much at stake for 2.0, considering its huge budget and star cast. The filmmakers are likely to go into a huddle to safeguard themselves from more leaks ahead of the film's release.