Ash, the 50 kg Taj Mahal!

MUMBAI: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the cynosure of all eyes when she graced the audio launch of Rettaisuzhi on Monday evening.

The actress, who rarely attends public functions, was in the city to shoot for her Endhiran and director Shankar (who is the producer of Rettaisuzhi) pulled a coup of sorts by inviting her to be the chief guest. “It’s a humbling experience for me to be here,” said the actress, who was described as a ‘50 kg Taj Mahal’ in a song, “The camaraderie in the Rettaisuzhi team is evident and based on the few scenes I saw, I’m sure the movie will be a wonderful family experience.”

The actress recalled her memorable days with Shankar while filming Jeans. “In many ways, Jeans was the reason that I’ve achieved so much. That movie taught me a lot technically,” she stated, “We’re just completing the final schedule of Endhiran currently, and I’m glad that Shankar called me for this event.” Rettaisuzhi, which features legendary directors K Balachander and Bharathirajaa in lead roles, has been directed by Thamira and has music composed by Karthik Raja. Celebrities present at the launch included Vairamuthu, Mahendran, Parthepan, Linguswamy and Sasi, among others.