‘Life of Pi’ Production Assistant: Lee a ‘Perfectionist’

A set production designer in Pondicherry, India, got his big break working on “Life of Pi” and describes life on the set, including working with director Ang Lee.
‘Life of Pi’ Production Assistant: Lee a ‘Perfectionist’
Set Production Assistant Bagalvan Perier (R) with a translator on the 'Life of Pi' set in Pondicherry, India. (Courtesy of Bagalvan Perier)
Venus Upadhayaya
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Ang Lee 85th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

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'Life of Pi' Ang Lee

Venus Upadhayaya reports on India, China, and the Global South. Her traditional area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her other areas of interest.
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