Shankar is one of the pioneers in the south who started making bilinguals, years before such a trend emerged. Now that making movies in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously is becoming the order of the day, will the director's next be an exception?
Obviously, Shankar's forthcoming flick 'I', which has Vikram in the lead, is being simultaneously made in Telugu. The title of the Tollywood version, according to sources, is 'Manoharudu'.
Starring Amy Jackson as the leading lady, the movie is touted as a romantic thriller, with Suresh Gopi, Ramkumar and others playing crucial roles. Music is by A R Rahman. The film also sees Powerstar Srinivasan as a robot according to rumor mills.
Aascar V Ravichandran is said to be producing the film at a whopping budget of Rs 140 crore, thereby making 'I' one of the costliest movies of the decade.