After police complaints were filed and one of his relative was arrested for alleged attack on journalists during the shoot of 2.0 in Triplicane. Shankar turned up at Chennai Press Club and asked an open apology for the attacks Addressing media persons, Shankar, said, ‘It happened without my knowledge.
I have always told my assistants not to hinder public and create trouble to anyone. I reiterate that I regret for the incident’. After his apology, the scribes withdrew the case.