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Schwarzenegger to I's director: Let's make King Conan, Shankar

The Terminator star, who was in Chennai for the audio launch of Shankar's magnum opus I, was full of praise for Tamil director's talent and expressed a desire to work with him some day. He even gave it an imaginary name!

regional movies Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:40 IST
Hollywood,star,Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in Chennai on Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus I, said he would love to work with its director Shankar some day.

Schwarzenegger even gave the film an imaginary title King Conan, inspired from the film franchise Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. "Shankar is a great filmmaker. He comes up with superb special effects in his films. I would love to work with him someday. Let's make King Conan, Shankar," said Schwarzenegger.

The makers of the film organised a special bodybuilding act featuring a dozen local bodybuilders as a tribute to Arnold, who is a bodybuilding legend.

Also read: What is Arnold Schwarzenegger doing in Shankar's I?

The Terminator series star, who watched in awe, congratulated all of them. He was also happy that Shankar had featured them in the film.

"It's great to see all this talent. It reminds me of my olden days. It's wonderful that Shankar has given them a chance to star in the movie," he said.

Actor Vikram plays a bodybuilder, who aspires to win Mr Tamil Nadu title in I, which also features Amy Jackson and Upen Patel in important roles.

First Published: Sep 16, 2014 15:23 IST