Being roped in opposite South superstar Rajnikanth is no mean feat and Deepika Padukone managed to emerge on top last year after a tough battle with her peers that included Asin, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif and South actress Anushka Shetty. Insiders from the Kochadaiiyaan sets say Dippy was paid a staggering amount of R 3 crore for a two-day shoot schedule, setting a new benchmark in Bollywood.
Though the actress has a full-fledged role in the film, thanks to some new technology (Motion Captured Photorealistic Technology) she was required for only a couple of days.
Says a source, “Director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin shot the scenes with Dippy in record two days. The technology enables each expression and motion to be recreated on screen after capturing every gesture of the actor.”
Dippy apparently had to wear a specially designed body suit and filmed her scenes sans makeup.
Says Soundarya, “Initially Deepika was a bit apprehensive about how the technology would work. But she soon gave her complete commitment to the project. We completed her portions in 48 hours.”
Deepika and the official spokesperson of the production house remained unavailable for comment.