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Zee buys Rajini 2.0's three-language satellite rights for Rs 110 cr

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MUMBAI: Zee Network has acquired the satellite TV rights for superstar Rajinikanth's sci-fi thriller "2.0" directed by S Shankar for Rs 110 crore. The film will grace the global theaters on 18 October during Diwali.

Starring Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in the role of an antagonist, the film is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran". Sudanshu Pandey, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Kalabhavan Shajohn are in the supporting cast.

Lyca Productions creative head Raju Mahalingam told PTI that it was an unprecedented deal and that they were glad to associate with Zee Network. The price is for combined Indian satellite rights for the film for all the languages (Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu).

A R Rahman, the Academy award-winning composer, has given the music for the project, which is said to be India's most expensive film at a budget of Rs 450 crore.

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