Shankar, the director
Shankar is the most dedicated director I have seen in my career. His friends change with each film. What I mean is, his friends are those who work with him at a particular time. He is not one person who moves around with a set of friends.
His passion is films and even while eating, he would discuss only films. I have not seen him wasting time talking to his friends or family over phone while shooting a film.
And he is one director who is open to new ideas. He is always ready to listen to anyone who has got something new to say.
He is clearer about what he does not want to shoot rather than what he wants. That is how he simplifies everything.
Everybody talks how big Sivaji is. Do you know how many days we took to finish the talkie portion of the film? 65 days. We shot Sivaji for 14 months but the rest of the time was spent shooting action sequences and songs. People expect excellent action and songs in Shankar's films.
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