April 26, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The music of Mani Ratnam’s film, Raavan, was launched on Saturday night amidst much fanfare and performances by the film’s lead actor Abhishek Bachchan and music director AR Rahman.
Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, the lead actress of the film, was the highlight of the event as she was the host to introduce the film, draped in a cream colour saree with red embroidery.
‘Beera Beera’, one of the songs of the film, which was launched last week as part of a trailer, is already being talked about a lot. The music launch was attended by lyricist Gulzar and director Mani Ratnam.
Aishwarya recalled her experience of working in the film and revealed that Mani Ratnam had given her an idea of his concept for Raavan three years ago when she was working on his film, Guru.
She states that when she was preparing for the song ‘Nanna re’ in Guru, she had no idea that Mani was preparing a new character, Ragini from Raavan, for her in mind.
She admits that she was impressed when Mani narrated Raavan to her. She believes that Mani is unique because he draws the viewers into his world through his narration. She expressed that she could relate to Ragini as a character. She also added that it was the most challenging role of her career.
She also spoke about the challenges of shooting in two different languages constantly.
— Sampurn Wire