Shankar has finally started talking about his Vikram starrer I, that he is making for producer Aascar Ravichandran.
He wrote on his blog that nearly “ 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 have been completed.”
The big news is that he has signed up with Richard Taylor and Peter Jackson’s ‘Weta Workshop’ for special make-up. Shankar said : “They are the same people who did Avatar, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit and, are 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."
Shankar also clarified that contrary to rumours he had not recreated China in Kodaikanal. Shankar wrote: “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.”
Meanwhile he also made it clear that the budget of the film is less than Rs 100 Crore. Vikram in an earlier interview to a North Indian newspaper had said that I’s budget was nearly Rs 150 Crore.