The success of recently-released Raja Rani has brought smiles on the faces of the entire team of the movie except one person! While critics and audience have praised all the four actors, the makers of the flick seem to have ignored Jai to give more publicity to Arya. This has irked the latter. As a result, he is not seen in the promotional activities.
The story goes like this, Jai was reportedly roped in to the movie as one of the heroes. Director Atlee Kumar had promised him to give equal importance to his role with Arya's character. But later the director did not keep his words, as he started promoting the flick as Arya as the main hero. The first look of the movie and the promotional matertials said the same.
When Jai asked about promoting Arya as the main hero, Atlee Kumar put the blame on the movie producers. To add salt to Jai's injury, some of the scenes of him have been removed so as to give importance to Arya's character. Irked by the movie bosses' decision to sidline him, Jai has boycotted the promotional activities of Raja Rani, which features Nayantara in one of the female lead roles. As a result, he is not seen in the promotional campaigns of the flick. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Jai has reportedly decided not to take part in the movie promotions of Raja Rani. He is angry because the production house, which had given a good break in Engaeyum Eppothum to him, has ignored him in the latest movie.
Raja Rani Producers Not Worried
The movie bosses are also not bothered about Jai's absence to the much extent because the film has got good opening and word-of-mouth.
The Only Silver Line For Jai
However, Jai is happy because his work has been praised by one and all. In fact, critics have highlighted the importance of his role in Raja Rani.
Arya Is Delighted
Well, Arya is not a worried man, as he is delighted by the appreciation that he is getting for the movie.
"We were positive about the film right from the day one of shooting, but I didn't think it will turn out to be the biggest hit in my career. I'm extremely happy with the response to the film. I have been told that family audiences are watching it even on weekdays," Arya told IANS.
Raja Rani, which released Sep 27, reportedly minted over Rs.12 crore in first four days in Tamil Nadu.
"I think one of the reasons of the success is the fact that we were always positive and we continue to be even today. We believed in the script and it didn't let us down," he added.
Raja Rani is the story of a married couple, reeling from recent breakups and falling in love again. It also features Nayanthara, Jai, Nazriya Nizam and Santhanam in the key roles.
Arya's Next Movies
Meanwhile, Arya is awaiting release of two big-ticket Tamil films - Arrambam and Irandam Ulagam.