"It's been a while... was busy with the pre-production of my next film, which I've titled ‘ஐ'. In Tamil ‘I' means beauty, king, guru, astonishment, vulnerability (softness/gentleness) etc. The movie also features comedian Santhanam, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi, Ramkumar (Nadigar Thilakam Sivaji Ganesan's eldest son) and others," Shankar writes in his blog.
While Oscar Award winner AR Rahman will compose the music, PC Sriram will handle the camera. The interesting part of the story is that some of the well-known technicians from Hollywood are working in this project.
Shankar adds, "Costume designer of Men in Black series Mary Vogt is designing special costumes. Peter Ming of China and our own Anal Arasu will provide the daredevil stunts. Australian Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) who mesmerized us in the Harry Potter series are in charge of the VFX, and will be supervised by Srinivas.M.Mohan. Art Director Muthuraj and Editor Antony also make my team yet another time..."
The movie produced by Aascar Ravichandran, who had earlier worked with Shankar in Anniyan, has written duo Suba's dialogues. Recently, a song written by Kabilan and sung by Vijay Prakash was recorded.