Mumbai ,By Kabir Ali
The music launch and unveiling of the 2nd trailer of SHAMITABH as we are Celebrating 1000 films of Ilaiyaaraaja with Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush ,Akshara Haasan, director R Balki along with music composers, singers and some of the biggest names in Indian cinema who will be seen attending the launch .
Living legend Ilaiyaraaja will be celebrating 1000 films today in Mumbai. Numerous top actors including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Amitabh Bachchan will be introduce as a major aspect of the recognition.
An insider source revealed that Shruti Haasan will likewise be exhibit at the occasion nearby her father, to support Raja sir, who she made her debate with as a singer at 6 years old in her father’s Tamil film ‘The auto Magan’ – the first form of ‘Virasat’. She has in this way done huge amounts of songs with Raja sir.
The event likewise marks the music launch of “Shamitabh” for which Shruti has sung an extremely snappy track called “Sanatta” – the delicate launch of which has turned into the album’s greatest hit as well as an outline topper for 2015 as such.
The music maestro of Tamil cinema Ilayaraja has recently completed 1,000 film scores. True to his nature, he brushes off the unprecedented achievement, saying it’s all God’s will.
However, one has learnt that Ilayaraja’s admirers and supporters have major plans to celebrate his triumph.
Filmmaker R. Balki, in whose three films so far Cheeni Kum, Paa and Shamitabh Ilayaraja has composed the music, has planned an event on January 20 in Mumbai, where the most prominent among those who have accompanied the music maestro on his 1000-film journey will be invited to honour their ‘Raja Sir’.
Says a source, “The idea is to invite all those filmmakers, singers. lyricists and actors who have accompanied Raja Sir in his 1000-film journey. Obviously it wouldn’t be possible to invite everyone. But Balki will dig out the people who were important in Raja Sir’s musical odyssey. From S. Janaki and P. Susheela who sang in Raja Sir’s first soundtrack Annakili to the Big B who has sung in Raja Sir’s latest Shamitabh, they will all be there.”
Interestingly, Lata Mangeshkar has sung only one song for Ilayaraja, in Raj Kumar Santoshi’s film Lajja. She is also expected to attend. Says Balki, “Yes, we’re planning something very special for Raja Sir on 20th January.”