The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist, a transgender, Ojas M. Rajani.
"They have been protesting since the last two days. Since everything was out of control, Shankar sir has requested for police protection," a source close to the filmmaker said.
Popular transgender TV personality Rose Venkatesan said that the way Shankar portrayed Ojas in the film "belittles our community".Members of the community are likely to lodge an official complaint with the police on Monday.
Starring Vikram, 'I' also features Amy Jackson and Upen Patel.