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Rohit Surya  

Glamour song

The teaser song titled ‘Glamour Song’ for director Sasi’s forthcoming film Pichaikkaran may not even be seen in the film.

“We wanted to release a teaser song without revealing the film’s content. Logan came up with some interesting lines about how money is so crucial in the life of a Pichaikkaran. We went on with the idea and got Velmurugan to sing it for us,” says Vijay Antony. “What is released on YouTube is just a montage of images, but I plan to do a full video which will be screened during the audio release next week. But it may not find a place in the film at all. We just wanted it as a promotional track.”

A Dhanush-endorsed cover

Rohit Surya can’t hide his delight that Dhanush’s Wunderbar studios has promoted his cover of ‘Yennai Maatrum Kaadhale’ from Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. It all started when Rohit, who is currently doing his Master’s in Los Angeles, chanced upon the song, and fell in love with it. “When I came down from LA on vacation, I contacted my friend Josh Vivian, an independent musician, and we decided to collaborate on our own version of the song. We recorded and shot the video, and took it to Dhanush’s Wunderbar Studios,” he says. The studio was impressed and uploaded it under its YouTube account, where it’s currently raking in the views.

Actor by chance

Though Bala has known director Haricharan (Thoovanam) for close to 20 years, he never realised that there was an actor lurking inside him, until he watched the latter’s TV programme Vivadha Medai on a satellite channel. “Bala was in search of a person face to portray an important role in Tharai Thappattai. I suddenly got a call from him, asking if I would do this short and impactful cameo and having known him for years, I had no hesitation in accepting the offer, without even understanding the character. While waiting on the sets, I watched the workers carrying a large painting to the shooting spot, and I was surprised to see it was of me! I learned then that the large portrait was to be a backdrop for one of my scene,” Haricharan says.

He has now got the painting autographed by Bala, and kept it for himself.


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