Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika are paired opposite each other for the first time in the upcoming film Maan Karate which is being directed by Thirukumaran, a former aide of producer-director A.R. Murugadoss. Madhan of Escape Artiste Motion Pictures is producing the film at a huge cost.
The crew has been staying at Chandigarh for the past fortnight and has been shooting at a village. The crew members are reportedly finding it very difficult to shoot amid extreme cold conditions, which are diametrically opposite to the hot weather in Chennai.
Punjab, like many other States in the North, is reeling under severe cold waves and smog is disrupting vehicular traffic on most roads. Flights to Chandigarh have been cancelled due to foggy conditions. Especially in Chandigarh and surrounding villages, the temperature has dipped to below zero degree Celsius.
Braving the cold, the crew has been moving out of Chandigarh and returning back to the city for the past many days. Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika feature in two songs which are being shot there. Brinda, the dance choreographer, has been working with the lead pair in choreographing their dance movements. A particular sequence, which necessitated Hansika to be clad in lungi and shirt, was recently picturized.
Hansika didn’t bother about the cold conditions and went ahead and completed the sequence in minimum number of retakes, the crew insists.