The music launch of Shivamani starring Sri Murali and
Sharmila Mandre was conducted at Pai Viceroy Hotel, Bangalore, with
director Amranath conspicuously abstaining from the event. The
mysterious absence of Amarnath ignited rumours that something is
going wrong between the producer and the director.
Earlier, the producers had accused that Amranath was recklessly
spending and wasting a lot of money. However, it was later
explained that the director is unwell and is taking rest at his
home. Ashok Pai, while speaking on the occasion, praised the
efforts of Amarnath and music director Veera Samarth.
The music was released by Ambarish who attended the function
along with his wife, former actress Sumalatha. The entire Pai
family was present in the neatly-arranged function. Sri Murali was
honoured with a new title 'Action Star' which he accepted
gracefully, thanking the producers and other members of the