It’s a much anticipated film of the year. Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ is almost finalized for May 21 release simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi. The unit is working hard to meet the deadline.
The film is inspired from the events of ‘Ashokavanam’ episode in the epic Ramayana. As usual every thing about the film including the story line was kept under strict secrecy. But we managed to get a feel from the version edited so far.
The story is about a Raavan (Vikram) who is waiting for a chance to take revenge on a police officer Ram (Prithviraj) who was responsible for the death of his sister. At the same time Ram gets married to his love Janaki (Aishwarya Rai). But on the very next day of the marriage Raavan kidnaps Janaki and takes her away. Later Janaki comes to know of the real Ram and falls in love with Raavan. In the end after a fiery duel Raavan Vikram loses to Ram Prithvi. But when Ram wanted to take Janaki back home she refuses to go and stays with Raavan.
Its nothing new in Ajith arranging for a press meet as it’s his routine to meet the press surely every time before his film releases. Yesterday the star met the press in Adyar Park Sheraton Hotel and took snaps with everyone.
When everyone was eager to hear some good tidbits from the star, he disappointed us by not giving a chance for a Q&A session. However, he disclosed his idea of turning into a director. Ajith who has grown to a height of becoming the co-director of ‘Asal’ said, “I have a lot of interest to step into direction. Though I won’t be doing it anytime sooner, I plan to gain more knowledge and do in the future.”
“I don’t want to get into politics coz I want my films to be enjoyed by politicians too. The ones who are unsuccessful should feel consoled and the ones who succeed must feel cheerful when they see my films”, added the actor.
“At times, it happens that things are forced upon you even if you are not for it. It will happen when you have no option but to accept it. But now I am in apposition to decide what I want. So do I still need use Ultimate Star as my tag? No”, he finished the small chat and went on with the photo session.
Silambarasan aka Simbu has walked out of 'Ko', a film by cinematographer-director K V Anand, saying that he found it hard to allot more time for the movie.
"Since the story demanded a complete change in my looks, I have to wait for a long time to act in it. Hence, with a heavy heart, I have opted out of the project," he said.
Following this sudden development, sources have it that an upcoming actor, whose film is scheduled to hit screens by the end of this month, would replace Silambarasan in 'Ko'.
The title 'Ko' means king in Tamil. Tamannah was earlier tipped to be the heroine. However, yesteryear heartthrob Radha's daughter Karthika is now the leading lady of the film. The movie produced by S Kumar and R Jayaraman of RS Infotainment, who are currently producing 'Vinnaithandi Varuvaya', would be an out and out commercial entertainer, it is said.
'Ko' brings together Anand, writer-duo Subha and music composer Harris Jayaraj again after the success of 'Ayan'. Ajmal is also playing an important role.