Creature 3d: Vikram lends expressions!

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New Delhi, Aug. 16 -- Director Vikram Bhatt seems to have put his heart, soul and even his facial expressions into his next film, which will be based on an alien creature. As the film team was unsure of how the said creature's countenance should be, Vikram lent his own to the character.

A source tells us, "The team had to create the animal from scratch through VFX. They faced a problem when they had to manage the expression on its face. When this was explained to Vikram, he told the team he would give his own expressions for the animal, which, through technology were later super-imposed on it."

When contacted, Vikram confirms the development and explains the procedure, "The process is called expression capture, where the face is marked with track points, and the computer recreates your expression. It was a weird experience, growling and snarling, and imagining how the creature would react. But then, no one knows the character better than I do. I gave him life, you see," says Vikram.

The film stars Bipasha Basu and Pakistani actor Imran Abbas in the lead.