Chennai, Aug 27 (): Producer Aascar Ravichandran confirmed that Vikram starrer “Ai” (“Manoharudu” in Telugu) will be a Deepavali treat for fans in October.
Aascar Ravichandran told a Telugu journalist they are planning to release the film on Diwali in as many as 3000 screens worldwide.
The producer has also revealed the details about the audio launch of “Ai”. He has stated the launch function will happen in a grand manner in Chennai on 15 September in the Nehru Indoor Stadium, while the Telugu version audio will be launched on 22 September in Hyderabad. Moreover, Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to be the chief guest for the event. Jackie Chan is also expected to take part in the audio launch function.
Ai is one of the most-anticipated films of 2014. Directed by Shankar, the Vikram-Amy Jackson-starrer is said to be a romantic action thriller. The film also features Upen Patel and Suresh Gopi in important roles. Oscar award-winning music composer A. R. Rahman has scored music for the film’s tracks. Young music composer Anirudh has rendered a song for ‘Ai’ album.
The shooting of the film is almost finished with only one song left to be shot. The post-production works has commenced already and is expected to finish soon.
Vikram sports three different looks in Ai. The actor had committed a lot to the upcoming Tamil action-thriller; he had spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested.
Ravichandran told Vikram is the embodiment of commitment. He had not seen an actor who had spent over two years on a project. He added Vikram is an exception when it comes to his dedication towards a film.
For a particular look in the film, Vikram has spent 12 hours in the makeup room for many days. For one look, Vikram had to weigh about 120 kg and considerably reduce by half for the other look.