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TOP FACTS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SHANKAR’s AI – The Movie
1. Ai – is the most expensive and big budget Indian Movie ever made @ 185 Crore as its Cost!
2. Shooting started on 15th July 2012 and the total time took for Ai so far is 2 Years and 8 Months – i.e 974 Days!
3. Special Effects and Background Arts are handled by Weta Workshop – the same Company which did Special Effects for giant movies like Avatar, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and King Kong
Vikram and I
- Shankar had none other than Vikram in mind to play the hero role of I – named Lingsan
- Vikram appears in 4 different getups – as a stylish young macho, a beast and a disfigured creature
- Vikram has reduced his weight upto 45Kg for the first half of the movie!
- Vikram was kept in an isolated fridge and was fed through a tube during the shoot. A doctor was appointed 24/7 to monitor Vikram’s health.
- Vikram gained 110Kg for the second half of the movie!
- It took 12 hours of continous makeup on Vikram to get the beast appearance to perfection!
- Initially Asin, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were under consideration for heroine role!
- Finally Samantha Ruth Prabhu got lucky with the selection! But she backed out of the project failing to commit long dates for the project!
- Later Amy Jackson was brought in and she pledged almost 2 Years for the project. She was paid around 1 Crore for her dates.
- Peter Heins – the celebrated stunt director backed out of the project owing to large number of dates! He was commmited with Baahubali (by SS Rajamouli)
- Later Shankar brought in Yuen Woo-ping as Stunt Director – who directed action scenes for movies like The Matrix, Kill Bill, Kungfu Hustle etc.
Other facts about I
- Ai is supposed to release on 3000 Screens world wide!
- Ai will be released in 5 languages - Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and Chinese
- Satelite rights for Ai in Telugu was sold for 30 Crore Rupees!
- Media rights of Ai was bagged by Jaya TV for 20 Crore Rupees!
- First Teaser of I crossed 1 Million views in just 12 Hours – The first Indian Movie Teaser to hit 1 Million views in 12 hours!