During the shoot of the mega budget 2.0, two journalists have been assaulted by the crew members, when was asked why they are blocking the road during peak hours. Following this mishap, director Shankar called for a press meet immediately and apologised for the unfortunate incident and assured that will not happen in the future. Superstar Rajinikanth was not present at the time of the incident.
On Wednesday, the team has been busy shooting for the film in the main junction of Triplicane, Chennai at peak hours, and the roads were blocked due to shooting and when S R Raghunathan, a photojournalist with English daily, and Sri Barath, a photojournalist from a Tamil daily, questioned the crew members, they were manhandled by them. The 2.0 crew has got permission to shoot only at night, but they overturned the permission and continued to shoot during the day as well. When there were asked about it, they were beaten by the crew members.
One of the Victim of the incident said that, “When we asked if it was proper to inconvenience public by blocking roads especially during (morning) peak hour, two crew members used foul language against us and we were beaten up.”
Both journalists have filed police complaint at the Ice House police station asking to take proper action on the crew members. Shankar personally met them and apologised for the incident. Shankar talking to media told that, “I always ensured that my film shoots never paralysed normal life of people. But this incident is an exception. I will make sure that such acts by the film crew will not happen in future.”