Photojournalists attacked on Rajinikanth's 2.0 sets

FILMIPOP March 23, 2017, 07:17am
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Two photojournalists of a leading daily were manhandled on the sets of Rajinikanth's upcoming sci-fi action thriller '2.0' on Wednesday in Triplicane who tried to click pictures as the team was shooting beyond the permissible time. A police complaint was made but was later withdrawn.

The incident so far...

Ragunathan, one of the photographers to be pushed by the bouncers at the insistence of the film's assistance director, narrated the incident.

"They were not following rules. You can't shoot in public place after 6 a.m. It was 8 a.m. and they were still shooting. By not following rules, they were causing lot of problems for the public. I clicked photos to make them realize it. The bouncers quickly surrounded me. Even before I could ask them to move, I was assaulted."

Ragunathan said they have filed a police complaint against the film's assistant director and some members of the crew. However, he said they withdrew it after the film's team spoke to them.

A source told that the film's shooting was going on at the Triplicane neighbourhood and it caused commotion as the team was shooting beyond the permissible time. The sources said:

"When two photo journalists tried to click pictures, the assistant director and some crew members attacked them. This forced the journalists to file a police complaint,"

Despite multiple attempts, representatives from Lyca Productions, the makers of the film, were unavailable for comment.

A sequel to 2010 blockbuster 'Enthiran' the film is being directed by Shankar and is on the verge of completion. The film also stars Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar and Sudhanshu Pandey.

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