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Zee TV has secured satellite TV rights to air what is being touted as the biggest budget Indian movie to date, 2.0, for a reported INR1.1 billion.

2.0 film ShankarWritten and directed by Shankar and scheduled for theatrical release for Diwali on 18 October, the INR3.5 billion (US$53.2 million) science fiction movie will be broadcast direct-to-home by Zee TV in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

A successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, the film will feature actor Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and British actress Amy Jackson. Filming concluded on 2.0 last year, and the movie is now in post production. Theatrical rights have yet to be agreed, with speculation that the Hindi rights alone could be sold for over INR1 billion.

“The INR110 crore (1.1 billion) deal is only for the film’s satellite rights. We are in talks with Amazon Prime and Netflix for the film’s digital rights,” Lyca Productions’ creative head Raju Mahalingam told The Hindu.

The rights deal with Zee TV reportedly spans a 15-year period.