Director Shankar is synonymous to grandeur in Tamil cinema. His films are known for spectacular production values, and ingenious sets, especially for songs. Now, the maverick filmmaker has done it again for the Vikram and Amy Jackson starrer Ai. He has re-created a Chinese park in the hinterlands of Pollachi for shooting a song sequence. Apparently, he was denied permission to shoot the song in the park by the Chinese authorities and sources say Shankar was hell-bent on recreating the same in Tamil Nadu ever since.
After much deliberation, Shankar and art director T. Muthuraj started working on the park six months back since some exotic plants and flowers needed time to grow. The crew shot a beautiful romantic number inside the park after it was fully constructed and it will be a visual treat to the audiences, says a reliable source.