Superstar's Sivaji Film Poojai
(Nov 28, 2005) : It sounded like a contest: a section of
the media and industry insiders were betting on a date in
December for the launch of superstar Rajnikant's next
movie, and the film's production team.
latter had kept the date a secret. So it was a surprise to
all when on Monday the puja was performed for AVM
productions `Sivaji' ata brief and solemn function.
producers said they had made it brief considering the
plight of lakhs of people affected by the rain in the
State. The producers, AVM Saravanan and M.S. Guhan, were
joined by Rajnikant and director Sankar. The lead lady
Shreya took time off from a commercial shoot to attend the
kept the function under wraps and even Shreya knew about
it only after coming to AVM studio. Similarly, comedian
Vivek too thought it was for some discussion, and got a
with the production house's tradition, the puja was held
on the third flood of the studio. It was only two days
back that the floor was fully air-conditioned.
producers came in at 9 a.m. Director Shanker was at the
studio at 9.15 a.m and Rajnikant walked in at 9.20 for the
simple 15 minute function.
director A.R. Rahman, who is abroad, was represented by
his mother Karima Begum. Others who attended included
lyricist Vairamuthu, cameraman K.V. Anand, dance director
Raju Sundaram, art director Thotta Tharani, and director