Always known for having the best talents on board, Shankar is at it again. The ace director is all set to start his next project, which has been interestingly titled 'I'.
"Aascar Films V Ravichandran proudly presents yet another big budget bonanza from Shankar starring Vikram. Tamil alphabet 'I' is the title of the movie," a media statement said on Thursday.
Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman and renowned cinematographer P C Sriram are part of this handpicked select team of technicians who have etched their names already in the celluloid world.
Star cast of I consists of Vikram and Samantha in the lead and Santhanam as the comedian. 'I' means Beauty, King, Guru, Astonishment and Vulnerability (Softness/gentleness), said the release. Other meanings include Arrow, Musical Notes, Fear, Nuances and Owner.
Malayalam superstar Suresh Gopi dons a very special character, that of Vikram's friend. Legendary Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan's eldest son G Ramkumar is enacting a major character in the film.
Other interesting features: Costume designer of 'Men In Black' series Mary Vogt is designing special costumes, Anal Arasu and Peter Ming of China are incharge of providing daredevil stunts that will be realistically rendered.
Australian company Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) who mesmerized the viewers in the Harry Potter series are in charge of the VFX. Srinivas M Mohan is the VFX supervisor & there are lots of other Hollywood technicians from various studios are also involved in the making of this film.
Under A R Rahman's baton, written by Kapilan, a song was recorded recently which was sung by Vijay Prakash.
For the first time writers Suba are penning dialogues for a Shankar film. The film, a romantic thriller, will go on the floor on July 15 2012 in Chennai.