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'Almost every sequence was hell'

Could you tell us what were the most challenging special effects done in the film?

Almost every sequence was hell. Some of the challenging ones were: the palace collapse at the end; Villain comes out breaking through the wall; and creating the fort and the villain.

But the greatest and best part of the visual effects was to communicate the villain effectively and through many things like palace, mayhem, sound, voice etc.

State-of-the-art technology was used in this film. Could you throw light on this?

A lot of technical equipment was used. A motion capture camera from Australia was bought in along with a person who mans it (the person had used it in The Lord of the Rings, King Kong). I have never done such pre-production work before in any film like what I did for Arundhati.

We created all the action in computer dolls, animated all of them and added all the film cameras and made it like a film. We saw it as a rough edit and then we shot it. There was lot of meticulous work. The pre-production itself took about seven months.

How tough was this whole project?

Tough is not the word. We have to have to some other word! Hell is another word, perhaps. But hell has shown us the way to heaven. That's what hard work and belief has shown us.

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