As we all know, music director Ghibran is on his way to Singapore as part of an unique initiative to promote the audio of his upcoming film Chennai 2 Singapore.
Ghibran, along with his team, is driving his Ford Endeavor and it has been nearly 2 weeks since the journey began from Chennai.
The Might Of Tamil Cinema
"They even listened to the two songs from Chennai 2 Singapore and loved them. I'm glad that Tamil cinema is well-received even in this part of the world," Ghibran has said.
In The Midst Of An Earthquake
Ghibran and his team were in for a shock when they were greeted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 in Myanmar. As a result, they were stuck there for several hours before finally moving on.
Suriya had kickstarted their journey in Chennai a few days ago. Having released three songs in three different countries, Ghibran will release two more songs on his way, before releasing the final song in Singapore.
"Many might not be aware that you can reach Singapore from Chennai by road, but this is possible, though it involves a short trip on a ferry as well. The journey will take us through five countries before we reach Singapore," Ghibran had told Times of India.
A 20-day Trip
"Under normal conditions, the journey will take 12 days but we are preparing for eventualities and hope to finish our trip in 15-20 days," he had told TOI.
Ghibran Is Not An Expert Driver
"It is mandatory that when someone is driving from one country to the next, there should be two drivers. Abbas (director) knows to drive but I'm only now learning to drive," he told the leading daily.
Chennai 2 Singapore has a new cast. While Gokul Anand and Anju Kurian play the lead, Rajesh Balachandiran, Shiva Keshav and Emcee Jesz will be seen playing supporting roles.
While crossing the Bhutan border, Ghibran was detained by the officials manning the highway for not carrying a relatively important document! What happened next is quite surprising.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Ghibran has revealed how he managed to drive away scot-free despite his obvious mistake.
"We knew that we were in trouble, but when the security officers came to know that I had composed songs for Kamal Sir's films like 'Vishwaroopam 2', 'Uttama Villain', 'Papanasam', and 'Thoongaa Vanam', they were thrilled," he has said.
Later, the officials not only let them go unpunished, but they also offered them a cup of tea and posed them a few questions about Tamil cinema and the recently released Rajinikanth's Kabali.
"We had a chat over a cup of tea and they were eager to find out about Superstar's stylish performance in 'Kabali'," he told DC.
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