A press release from the AIADMK headquarters from Chennai states that director SA Chandrasekar had met the AIADMK chief J Jayalalitha to pledge his support to the party during the forthcoming elections. He also informed her that the members of the Ilayathalapathy Vijay Makkal Iyakkam will extend their full support in all the constituencies to ensure the party’s win.The press note stated that Jayalalitha extends her thanks to actor Vijay and SA Chandrasekar for the support.Vijay is currently busy shooting for Nanban and hence it is not clear if he would campaign for the AIADMK in person.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Santosh Sivan wanted his mentor Mani Ratnam to watch Urumi and arranged for a special screening in Chennai, though he was away in Thiruvananthapuram to promote the film, on March 30th.Soon after watching this film, the veteran director, who has films like Roja, Raavan and Thalapathy to his credit, said that Urumi has come out excellently. Mani Ratnam not only praised Santosh for handling the film well but also the stars who had acted in it. Urumi has Prithviraj, Prabhu Deva, Genelia, Tabu, Vidya Balan and others in the star cast.