Before hitting the theatres, the Rajinikanth-starrer film 2.0 has already hit the headlines, only for the wrong reasons. Crew members allegedly assaulted two photo journalists in a shooting set in Chennai on Wednesday.

Two journalists, Raghunathan and Sri Barath, alleged that a key area in Triplicane in Chennai was blocked for shooting purpose.

“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,” photographer Raghunathan, was quoted as saying by a new agency.

He said Barath, who works for a Tamil daily, was also badly beaten up. “We have lodged a joint complaint and have sought appropriate action,” he said.

Directed by Shankar, the Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer film 2.0 will be released during Diwali this year. The film is in the final stage of shoot.