Controlling hunger during ‘I’ shoot was challenging: Vikram


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Actor Vikram, who lost about nearly 50 percent of his original body weight to play one of the roles in forthcoming Tamil magnum opus “I”, found it tough to control his urge to eat.

“It was extremely difficult to control hunger. It drove me crazy,” Vikram told.

In “I”, which is directed by Shankar, the 48-year-old actor plays dual role of a body builder and a hunchbacked disfigured man.

“For the role of the bodybuilder, I had to beef up and work out extensively in the gym to have a muscular body. I could’ve easily achieved that with the help of steroids, but I avoided it despite being wooed into using it by professionals,” he said.

“It was for the role of the disfigured man that I lost nearly half of my original body weight. Shankar never wanted me to lose weight for this role but I did it anyways. I had to control my hunger to achieve the desired look. I literally survived on fluids,” he added.

Vikram admits there were instances he couldn’t control his hunger.

“I completely stopped going out during the course of the shoot as we wanted to keep the look a secret. Since I spent most of my time at home, I was tempted to scarf down homemade food, especially biryani,” he said.

“Some days I ended up eating in the middle of the night. I would eat anything that I found in the fridge. I just couldn’t control my hunger,” he added.

Also starring Amy Jackson, Upen Patel and Suresh Gopi, “I” releases in cinemas worldwide Wednesday. It is touted to be the most expensive Tamil film.

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I releases in Andaman, Pakistan!


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Vikram’s I directed by Shankar is all set for worldwide release tomorrow, as a Pongal treat to Indian movie buffs. Latest we hear that I is also hitting the screens in Andama & Nicobar Islands along with Pakistan.

Amy Jackson starring I is releasing in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages on January 14th all over the world including Tamil Nadu-550, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana-750, Kerala-232, Karnataka-125, Australia-24, 500 screens in US, UK and Canada.

Venu Ravichandran’s Aascar Films producing I enjoys AR Rahman’s music, PC Sreeram’s Cinematography and editing by Anthony among the crew.

Vikram’s ‘I’ Movie Releasing Date Postponed!


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It’s a shocking news to all Chiyaan Vikram fans. Director Shankar’s magnum opus ‘I’ movie’s releasing date has been postponed. Fusion of Shankar’s magical direction, Vikram’s dedication, Amy Jackson beauty, AR Rahman’s mesmerizing music, PC Shreeram’s mind blowing cinematography, is the movie ‘I’. Earlier it was slated that, ‘I’ will hit the theaters worldwide on 14 January as a Pongal treat. Many celebrities and millions of people were eagerly awaiting for this flick.

Now, there is a twist in the tale. The movie has been postponed by 3 weeks. Popular production banner, Pixar Media Works has filed a case against Ascar Ravichandran to block the release of ‘I’. The case unravels as Ascar Ravichandran has to settle the debt of Pixar Media Works and they demanded to block the release of ‘I’ . This case came into picture today and after scrutinizing the case, Chennai High Court has given an interim ban for ‘I’ for about 3 weeks and also to repay the amount before January 30.

The twist in the tale of ‘I’ movie has put the whole Kollywood film industry in shock. Releasing of ‘I’ movie as a Pongal gift remains as a question mark now.This twist will be definitely be a plus point for the movies like Aambala and Darling which are also releasing for this Pongal. Stay locked to this space we will bring you more updates on Vikram’s ‘I’.

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