Chennai: Movie-goers may have to wait a little longer to watch filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus I, as its release is getting delayed due to special effects work and dubbing in multiple languages.
The film starring actor Vikram was scheduled to release for Pongal next year, which now seems doubtful.
"The makers are spending a lot of time on the special effects and getting the film dubbed in multiple languages. This might push the release date further by a few weeks. Shankar sir is a perfectionist, so he prefers taking his time to produce a satisfying product," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
I is expected to be released in over five languages.
The film which is made on a budget of Rs 100 crore completed the shooting recently, after being on floors for over two years. Nearly 50 per cent of I was shot in China.
The film also features actors Amy Jackson and Upen Patel. Vikram lost nearly about 50 kg for his role in the film.