By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It is a scene worthy of jealousy for every youth to watch a man sitting closely between 5 seductive queens of Tamil cinema. The lucky man is none other than Jeevan, hero of Naan Avanillai. The glamour queens who appeared in sneak costumes were Nameetha, Maalavika, Keerthi Chawla, Sneha and Jyothirmayi. The recently married Malavika, in particular, appeared in a seductive dress. It was short enough to be called her 'birthday suit'. Keerthi Chawla came in a sexy two- piece dress, straight from the sets of the film. She used a shawl to cover her more private parts.. And it was Namitha who disappointed all, appearing in a 'fully covered' dress! There were fisticuffs between photographers trying to capture such a 'rare' moment within their frames. It was not for a fashion parade or a promo ad, but for a press meet to brief about the progress of the remake film of K.Balachander, which got released in 1970s.
Selva, the Director of the film told, 'I think this is for the very first time that 5 top heroines have appeared together at press meet for a film. This is not just aimed for the promotion of the film. Actually, all of these heroines play vital roles in the movie. That is the reason for their assembling here. Many people initially thought that there will be some difficulty while shooting for the film with 5 heroines. But it is not true. I feel very comfortable with all these 5 girls. Since all of them are leaders in their field, many expect that there might be ego clashes between them. But fortunately no such things has happened, and in fact all are working together like friends.
Many people already know that this film is a remake of Naan Avanillai, directed by the legend K.B. Jeevan acts in the role of Gemini Ganesan. There are 5 heroines acting as his pairs, just as in the original version. Lakshmi, the heroine of old version, is also acting in this film, but in a judge's role. It is Sneha, who is acting in the role of Lakshmi in the old version. Malavika and Nameetha fit in very nicely in the roles of B.R.Varalakshmi and Raja Sulochana respectively.
Jyothirmayi is acting in Jayabharathi's character, and Keerthi Chawla in in the role of Jayasudha. Though the film is a remake of an original one, I have made some changes to meet the needs of the present viewers. One can feel the difference in the climax of this film compared to its original version....' says Selva. A reporter asked which actress has been paid the highest among the 5. The director replied diplomatically, asking the reporter to get the details from the producer Jabak.