The story of Shankar’s ‘I’ is a well-kept secret but the buzz going around town is that the ace director has touched upon the political pressures faced by Indian athletes who are sent to the Olympic Games. A little birdie tells us that Vikram’s character in the movie is into bodybuilding just to impress his girlfriend. But, this body of his gets him to as far as the Olympics. Vikram is known to alter his physique based on the demands of the script and ‘I’ would also see the ace actor straining every sinew in his body to meet his character’s demands.
Story first published: Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:43 [IST]