April 26, 2010 01:05:02 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
RAAVAN, the latest creation of Mani Ratnam showcased its music, unlike any launch ever in Mumbai's film industry!
B-town's hottest couple and leading stars of the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan unveiled the music of RAAVAN in a grand event held at Yash raj studios. The highlight of the event was Aishwarya Rai, draped in white colour saree with red embroidery, who as the compere for the evening in compliance with the director's wishes, introduced the film and its stars.
While introducing the film, she disclosed how RAAVAN was conceived, "Mani sir came up with the concept of RAAVAN, while shooting for the film GURU. I remember I was dancing in full abundance in the rain for the song 'Nanna re' and little did I know that Mani was in the process of making a decision, that I will be his new character Ragini for RAAVAN."
After detailing us about her character, she then introduced her yet another co-star in RAAVAN, Vikram, South superstar, who makes his debut in Bollywood with this film. Vikram would be seen in both the versions of RAAVAN - Hindi & Tamil.
Meanwhile, RAAVAN was getting ready to reveal one of his many avatars. And here came Abhishek giving a stunning dance performance on a song called 'Thok De Khilli', unleashing one of the numerous shades of Raavan.
Soon after, Abhishek joined Aishwarya on stage and was at his wittiest best. The ever modest actor said Mani Ratnam had given a boost to his career whenever it was on a down slide. He also made it clear that RAAVAN is not inspired or based on epic 'Ramayana'. Further on he added the idea "10 sir wale" in the film was to highlight the ten different personalities and facets of his character Beera.
The evening ended with a spirited performance by the maestros, music legend A R Rahman & lyricist Gulzar.
Also present to grace the grandiose occasion, were filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra & Shaad Ali (the former assistant of Mani Ratnam) and Ravi Kishan and other cast & crew members of the film.