Asia’s largest goddess statue comes alive on Aranmanai 2 sets

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2015 15:19 IST
Aranmanai 2 stars Siddharth, Trisha Krishnan, Hansika Motwani, Soori and Poonam Bajwa. Seen here, director Sundar C with art director Gururaj. (IANS)

Aranmanai 2, actor-filmmaker Sundar C’s new Tamil horror-comedy, has made a new record by creating Asia’s largest statue of goddess Amman, which is to appear at a crucial juncture in the film. Aranmanai 2 in its final stages of its shooting.

According to the makers, the feat is likely to enter Limca Book of Records.

“We had planned to create the scenes involving the statue of the goddess with visual effects, but we weren’t sure if it’d be as authentic as a real one. Hence, we decided to make a statue with plaster of Paris, skeletons and some other materials,” said the film’s art director Gururaj.

It took the team 40 days to complete the statue, which is 103 feet tall.

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“We made the statue with lot of sincerity. Some of us even fasted for few days until we completed the task,” he said.

A sequel to last year’s Aranmanai, the film stars Siddharth, Trisha Krishnan, Hansika Motwani, Soori and Poonam Bajwa in important roles. The film is produced by Sundar’s actor-wife Khushbhu.

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