Monday , February 18 2019

Photojournalists Jostled on ‘2.0’ Sets

Two photojournalists alleged that they were manhandled on the sets of the upcoming science-fiction ‘2.0’ while capturing the traffic congestion caused due to the film shooting.


Ragunathan, who was one of the photographers described the incident that happened to them on the sets of the much awaited Rajnikanth’s movie. He told how he was pushed by the bouncers at the insistence of the film’s assistance director. They have made a police complaint but it was later withdrawn.

The photographer told that 2.0 movie team was not following any rules, as they were shooting late till 8 a.m in public place causing trouble to the public. He reminded that the shooting should not continue after 6 a.m as it is a public place, so he tried to capture the traffic congestion due to the movie shooting to make them realize it. But the bouncers surrounded him and assaulted him to move back.

Ragunathan told us they have sought the help of police and gave a written complaint against the film’s assistant director and few crew members, which later was withdrawn after the film’s team spoke to them.

According to a source, the shooting was happening at Triplicane neighborhood and it caused an uproar as the team was shooting beyond the permissible time.

“When two photojournalists tried to click pictures, the assistant director and some crew members attacked them. This forced the journalists to file a police complaint,” the source said.

Sources revealed that when the photographers were trying to capture the traffic congestion caused by the film shooting, the production crew allegedly manhandled them.

The representatives from Lyca Productions, the makers of the film, have not confirmed on the issue till now. Although, the Director Shankar has apologized on behalf of the team 2.0 and told that the incident happened without his knowledge.

The film 2.0 is a sequel to 2010 blockbuster ‘Enthiran’. The movie is being directed by Shankar. And it is starring the superstar Rajnikanth,  Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and Sudhanshu Pandey.

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