Top Director's Mark: 150 Acres lavish film set!
Ace filmmaker Shankar is known as a tough taskmaster and he never compromises on his film's content, no matter how many crores may go into the production. Here is an another example!
Shankar thought of shooting few episodes of his upcoming flick 'I' (Manoharudu in Telugu) in some spectacular locations which were never explored in China. Despite repeated attempts, permission was denied by the local authorities for film shoot in those locales.
However, Shankar was adamant and wants such sequences in his film at any cost. So, the master craftsman planed to recreate those locations which he planned for shooting in Kodaikanal covering a land of 150 acres.
Already Rs 150 crore was allotted to the project and with the inclusion of 'Little China', the budget of 'I' is going to exceed the expectations of the trade pundits. Shankar has the knack of recovering the production cost and ensuring profits to the buyers. Wish this 'lavish' director repeats the magic again!