The film is directed by famous cinematographer turned director Sriram. The function saw Kannada film industry`s legendary actor Ambareesh and his wife Ms. Sumaltha Ambareesh speaking on the achievements of A.R.Rahman, who had earlier worked in many Kannada films.
Upendra, the film`s director Sriram, the film`s producer K.Manju and others were also present. Kannada film industry`s top music directors and lyricists like Hamsalekha, V.Manohar and Kaviraj. Ms. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan along with Ms Priyanka Upendra, Ramesh Arvind, Kicha Sudeep and Dwarakish graced the function.
Kannada Film Producers Association President Munirathna and top line producer Rockline Venkatesh were also present.
Rahman said, "I had worked with music directors like Hamsalekha, Vijaya Bhaskar and Vijaya Anand. I have fond memories of Bengaluru and the great people connected to the film industry. I am glad to be back in Kannada film industry to work as a music director and thank director Sriram, Upendra and K.Manju for it", said Rahman.
Upendra said, "When I was about to start Upendra I wanted to rope in Rahman sir. I called Manirathnam in this regard. But Rahman sir was very busy then. But I am happy that he worked for this film and has given some wonderful tunes", said Upendra.
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