Savita Gautam interviews Mani Ratnam; here are some interesting snippets from the same:

  • It’s about people who want to excel. It’s about the ups and downs, the blacks and whites, the grey areas, which they travel into.
  • We shot an entire sequence in Turkey for about eight days. I did it only because the character goes out of India and works there. I don’t believe in going abroad just to shoot songs.
  • Great. She’s a thorough professional. She plays a belly dancer. Do you know that she rehearsed her steps in Chennai and Mumbai? And in Turkey, it was terribly cold but she did her bit without a fuss and barefoot to boot! (She is Mallika Sherawat).

Here is an earlier post by Chacko of Mani Ratnam’s interview with Shobha Warrier.