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Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST

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Mani Ratnam's much-awaited bi-lingual film Raavan [Raavanan in Tamil] had its star-studded world premiere in London on Wednesday.


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Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
Photographs: Paul Hackett /Reuters
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Mani Ratnam and the cast comprising of Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram were present at the premiere.

Image: Vikram

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Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan too made it to the premiere.

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Hundreds of film buffs gathered at the BFI, Southbank in London, where the premiere was held, and cheered the Bollywood actors who had gathered for the gala event.

Image: Director Gurinder Chadha and Aishwayra Rai

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The film will simultaneously be released in Tamil and Hindi on Friday.

Image: Aishwarya Rai

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The 54-year-old director, who made films like Roja, Dil Se, Bombay and Guru, which garnered both critical acclaim and box office success, said the film was done with spirit.

Image: Mani Ratnam

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"It is just a few metres away... lets see it," was all Mani Ratnam said when asked whether Raavan was modern-day Ramayana.

Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

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"It has been done with spirit. We have all worked hard," he said.

Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

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Asked why he chose Aishwarya for the lead role, he said: "She was right for it. Is there any other reason?"

Image: Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

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