March 17, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was present in Chennai recently to launch the audio of Shankar’s production, Rettai Suzhi, at Sathyam Cinemas. The who’s who of Kollywood were also present at the event, amongst them filmmakers, Shankar, Ameer, Lingusamy, Mahendran, Sivasakthi Pandian, V. C. Guhanathan, Rama Narayanan, Vairamuthu and Parthiban.
Addressing the special invitees, Aishwarya said, “Working with Shankar has been a real learning experience. He is a brilliant person, with astounding technical knowledge. This evening belongs to the director, Thamira, and music director, Karthik Raja – they have done a marvellous job with the music of this film.”
Aishwarya was so taken in by the songs and the trailor of the film, that she personally requested Shankar for a screening. Actor Parthiban walked on to the dais saying, “Usually, we compare our girls to Aishwarya Rai, when we speak of beauty. And imagine, here I am, praising Aishwarya herself.”
Filmmakers K. Balachandar and Bharathiraja spoke of their experiences of working with each other. Rettai Suzhi features these two actors in leading roles, along with newcomer Akil, and Anjali of Kattradhu Tamizh fame. Karthik Raja’s music is expected to be a big hit in the audio market. The movie is produced under the S. Pictures banner.
-R. Richard Mahesh/ Sampurn Wire