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Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

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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Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Vikram
Mani Ratnam and the cast comprising of Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram were present at the premiere.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan too made it to the premiere.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Director Gurinder Chadha and Aishwayra Rai
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.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Aishwarya Rai
The film will simultaneously be released in Tamil and Hindi on Friday.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Mani Ratnam
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.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
"It is just a few metres away... lets see it," was all Mani Ratnam said when asked whether Raavan was modern-day Ramayana.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
"It has been done with spirit. We have all worked hard," he said.

Ash, Abhishek take Raavan to London

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 11:54 IST
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
Asked why he chose Aishwarya for the lead role, he said: "She was right for it. Is there any other reason?"
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