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Thursday, January 11, 2007
There was a festive air at the Muniswarar temple in the military base at Nandambakkam in Chennai. There were folk dances, tea stalls and a huge gathering.
Dance master and director Raghava Lawrence was busy shooting a song sequence for Muni. With lungi and shirt, wearing an amulet armband and twirling his moustache, Raj Kiran was reigning supreme.
Spotting producer Saran, we made a beeline for him. We asked if the crowd comprised of supporting actors and he swore they were not!
"All these people have muni in their name. They have been brought for the shooting from all over Tamilnadu. We have made arrangements to give them a biriyani feast, audio cassette, Muni prasadam and also to have them photographed with Rak Kiran and Raghava Lawrence," said Saran.
In front of the 40' high statue of Muniswara, we are putting up a stage and the audio release will take place in a few minutes. Raghava Lawrence released the Muni cassette and Cd and 2 rasikas by name of Muniyandi received it.
Saran praised the story of Muni and the directorial skill of Lawrence, adding "Even I have to learn many things from Lawrence." Lawrence immediately touched Saran's feet as a mark of respect.
Lawrence spoke last and mentioned that it was Rajini who had first heard the story of Muni and even after just hearing the story, he had said the film would definitely do well.