The Tamil media had a field day when Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Chennai on Monday (September 15). The international celebrity was in the state's capital to launch the audio of forthcoming Tamil movie I starring Vikram and Amy Jackson. People had hoped to capture the memorable moment of Chitti (Rajinikanth) and Terminator (Arnold) when they jointly unveil the album. But they were surprised with what they had to see on stage!
Rajinikanth, Shankar, Kannada superstar Puneet Rajkumar and AR Rahman launched the album of I. People had expected Arnold to share the dais with them and they patiently waited to get the rare glimpse of the superstar standing next to the international icon. Even though the program was getting delayed, they perfectly composed themselves and made the event successful.
Gossip mongers have tried hard to dig deeper to know the reason why Arnold walked out of I audio release midway. While the movie team cite that the Hollywood actor left the place as he had other commitments to fulfil, the actual reason, as per the rumour mills, seems to be different. The first and foremost reason is the suffocating atmosphere at the venue. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Arnold Felt Claustrophobia
The air-conditioning was not functioning properly. Adding to that Arnold felt claustrophobia sitting in the venue. But he did not complain and managed to sit with the guests and enjoy the show.
However, Arnold was upset when a bodybuilder grabbed his hand and kissed it. Apparently, he was very uncomfortable and it made him quickly depart from the venue amid the requests from the anchors to stay at the audio launch.
Nonetheless, the I event went on to become a successful and a memorable cine function. The industry and audience have appreciated the efforts of producer Aascar Ravichandran for shelling out a huge amount of money for rolling out a redcarpet for the Hollywood actor.
I is said to be the biggest-ever budget movie directed by Shankar. The estimate budget of the movie is said to be above 75 crores.
The Tamil movie has successfully impressed the audience with the audio and the trailer. The movie will release for Diwali.