According to sources, select members of Lyca telecom – the producers of 2.O – were invited in London to view the first glimpse of the teaser – where the leaked video was shot.

Rajinis 2O teaser leaked days after Kaala leak that forced midnight release
news Leak Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 11:10

Three days after the leak of the Kaala teaser, superstar Rajinikanth just can't seem to catch a break. Now, the teaser of the magnum opus 2.O has been put out on the internet by unknown persons, and predictably gone viral within minutes of the leak.

The leaked version, which seems to be a rough cut, is a minute and a half long and shows the actor in both roles – as Chitti the robot, and Vaseegaran the scientist. It also stars Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who plays the villain. And while it is not the finished version, the effort put into visual effects is already apparent. The grand scale of the film is visible even in this short clip.

According to sources, select members of Lyca telecom – the producers of 2.O –  were invited in London to view the first glimpse of the teaser, and the video that has been leaked was through a mobile phone by someone at the venue.

Produced on a budget of Rs 400 crore, 2.O is believed to be India's most expensive film production and is a sci-fi film that has created a lot of excitement. The release date however has been constantly pushed as the post production work is still underway and this is apparent in the teaser where the green screen is still visible in certain shots.

In 2.O, Akshay Kumar is playing the role of a robot/villain and scientist Dr Richard whereas Sudhanshu Pandey, also a Bollywood actor, will be seen in another negative role. British actor Amy Jackson is playing the female lead. Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman has composed the soundtrack for this film with cinematographer Nirav Shah cranking the camera. The film will be simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

In June last year, two pictures from the Shankar directorial were leaked ahead of the film's release and were being widely circulated online.

The latest leak is bound to have shocked producers and the team working on the film. It comes after producers of Kaala were forced to release the official teaser of the film at midnight, minutes after it was leaked online.

In March last year, the trailer of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion, was leaked online, just hours before its official launch. The trailer of the film's Malayalam version was leaked on social media, much to the surprise of the makers, who actively kept things under wraps.

In November 2016, a 24-year-old trainee graphic designer, Krishna Dayanand Choudhary who was part of the editing team of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was arrested for leaking a clip.

Krishna had stolen the video from the editing unit and shared it with his friends in Vijayawada. He was later taken into custody by the Hyderabad cyber crime police.



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