Zee Network has bagged the satellite rights of superstar Rajinikanth's magnum opus "2.o", which is being made in three languages, the makers announced on Monday.
"It's true Lyca Productions gets a partner in Zee for our mega opus '2.o' Satellite," Raju Mahalingam, COO of Lyca Productions, the producer of the film, tweeted.
According to industry sources, the deal was closed at a whopping Rs 110 crore.
Being directed by S. Shankar, the film is a sequel to Rajinikath's 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran".
Only recently, director Shankar had tweeted that the film is on the verge of completion. He confirmed that the team had completed shooting a major scene and that the project is almost complete except for one song and some patch work. With this update, the team has successfully completed the Chennai schedule.
In a tweet, Shankar wrote: “With my team after finishing a major scene of 2.0. One song and some patch works are only the balance.” He also shared a picture of the u nit with the tweet.
The film marks the Tamil debut of Akshay Kumar in the role of an antagonist.
Also starring Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain, the film has music by A.R. Rahman.
The Rs 450-crore film will simultaneously release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi this Diwali.
(With IANS inputs)