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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, September 22, 2013
Director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin has shot her upcoming film Kochadaiiyaan with actor Deepika Padukone in a record two days since each expression and motion were recreated on screen after capturing every gesture permutation by the talent. This would later be manipulated to create the desired action on screen for each star, who would be photorealistic.
Interestingly, sporting a specially designed body suit with track points on the joints of the body which infrared light picked up and transferred onto screens, ready to be animated, Deepika, sans make up, shot for the film and two entire songs in 48 hours. Once Deepika’s physical appearance and structure was projected onto screen, make up was applied along with other details. Insiders have said that since the film is set in a mythological era, Deepika’s look was made for that period. Her style and personality had to be sketched on paper first and then created on screen via expert technicians through the motion capture technology.

Speaking about Deepika’s filming, Soundarya said, “When I first approached Deepika with Kochadaiiyaan, she was a little apprehensive and had several questions pertaining to the filming process. Once those questions were cleared she was fully committed to the project. She’s a thorough professional and she worked with us to ensure we complete her filming portions in 48 hours. She gave flawless takes.”