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Ilayaraja offers prayers at Chidambaram Noted music composer Ilayaraja is a well-known spiritualist. In the past, KHKDVFRPSRVHGWXQHVIRUPDQ\GHYRWLRQDODOEXPVDQGKLV¿OPVRQJV set on the Almighty have become big hits. Indeed who can forget his VRXOVWLUULQJUHQGLWLRQRIWKHPDJQL¿FHQW7KLUXYDVDJDP"(DUOLHUWKLV month, Ilayaraja chose to visit the famous Sri Chidambaram Nataraja temple and offered prayers. He was accompanied by temple authorities DQGZDVRIIHUHGDVSHFLDOGDUVKDQ2QWKH¿OPIURQWWKH,VDLJQDQLLV currently busy working in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Neethanae En Ponvasantham, besides a couple of Telugu movies.

Chakri might direct Kamal? $DVFDU5DYLFKDQGUDQœVWDONVZLWK¿OPPDNHU6KDQNDUWRGLUHFW.DPDO+DDVDQœV next movie seem to have failed, as the Endhiran creator has reportedly opted out of the project. The latest buzz is that the producer has approached young director Chakri Toleti, who is directing Ajith Kumar’s Billa 2, to helm the Ulaga Nayagan’s project. If reports are to be believed, Aascar Ravichandran DQG6KDQNDUKDYHEHHQWDNLQJGLIIHUHQWURXWHVEHFDXVHWKH¿OPPDNHUZDQWHG WRKDYHKLVRZQVFULSWIRUWKH¿OPUDWKHUWKDQXVLQJWKHVWRU\SHQQHGE\.DPDO Haasan himself. Even after holding several rounds of talks, the producer could not bring his plan to fruition. It is Chakri Toleti’s association with Kamal Haasan through Unnaipol Oruvan that seems to have brought Aascar Ravichandran to approach the Billa 2 director.

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Southscope magazine April 2012  

india's leading south film magazin

Southscope magazine April 2012  

india's leading south film magazin

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