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Pics: Shankar recreates China in Kodaikanal for I

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Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:53 [IST]

Maverick director Shankar, who is known for erecting rich and expensive sets, has done the same for his forthcoming movie I starring Vikram and Amy Jackson. The Anniyan creator has recreated China in Kodaikanal for the upcoming multilingual flick.

"Many of you had asked me whether we had recreated China in Kodaikanal, and if the budget of the movie is 150 crores. In China we had got permissions for all the locations we wanted and had finished shooting as per our plan. Kodaikanal scenes are entirely different from China portions, and the budget will be less than 100 crores," the director wrote on his website.

Taking about the busy schedule, Shankar claimed, "Oops... Really tired... Shoot went continuously till March 15th. I'm really happy to see that we've completed 2/3rd of the movie including four songs, three action sequences and a lot of scenes which are shot around China, Bangkok, Jodhpur, Kodaikanal, Pollachi and Chennai."

Shankar adds, "The most exciting thing happened is, 'Weta Workshop' of Avatar, Lord of The Rings & Hobbit fame and run by Richard Taylor & Peter Jackson, is taking an important part in our film in the special make up department. Like Stan Winston Studios played a major role in Enthiran, Weta is doing in I." Continue reading on the slideshow...

Shankar Recreates China In Kodaikanal For I

Shankar says, "As a beginning we shot a song in which Vikram had a special make up done by Weta Workshop artist Sean Foot, and Vikram did a top class performance with it."

Shankar Recreates China In Kodaikanal For I

He continues, "Weta has done a fantastic job which is going to be something new for Indian cinema. And that was a wonderful song composed by AR Rahman, lyrics by Kabilan, choreographed by Bosco-Caesar and shot in a magnificent set erected by our own art director Muthuraj which is stunningly filmed by our master PC Sir."

Shankar Recreates China In Kodaikanal For I

Shankar claims, "Our producer Ravi sir who's an ardent lover of songs spent a lot for this one, which is really going to be worth watching I believe."

Shankar Recreates China In Kodaikanal For I

"And the balance 1/3rd of the movie will be full 'N full Weta Workshop's craft."

Shankar Recreates China In Kodaikanal For I

Some of the well-known technicians from Hollywood are also working in the project.

Topics: shankar, vikram, amy jackson
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Story first published:  Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:29 [IST]
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