Shankar is the Spielberg of Indian cinema: Vijay

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 27, 2011 04:35 hrs

The audio launch of Shankar’s eagerly awaited Vijay starrer Nanban, took place at the Hindustan College Grounds in Coimbatore.

It was a glitzy well attended show that enthralled the Kovai audiences.

Check out the audio launch Pictures

Harris Jayaraj the films music composer was the real hero of the day. He was magnanimous in allowing the audio launch which was followed by his “On the edge” live music concert. The Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) chief and Vijay’s dad director SA Chandrasekar released the audio which was received by Prabhu.

The event showcased the camaraderie between Nanban crew members. Ilayathalapathy Vijay referred to his director Shankar as “the Steven Spielberg of Indian cinema”.  He also confessed that he missed out doing his Muthalvan, which was first offered to him. Later Vijay entertained the audiences by singing the “Yedho Unnale…” song from the film.

Shankar on his part made it clear why he went for a remake. During the making of Endhiran, he happened to see 3 Idiots, and liked it so much that he decided to remake it in Tamil. Shankar was all praise for Vijay and said: “He is a complete professional and one actor after Rajinikanth who is on the sets before the shoot starts.”

All the stars of the film like Sathyaraj, Jiiva, Srikanth, SJ Suryah, and others were present on the occasion. But one person who was conspicuous by her absence was the heroine of the film Ileana D’Cruz, who for some strange reasons skipped the event.

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