Audio launch event of Mahesh Babu’s ‘Spyder’ took place in Chennai on Sturday i.e. on September 9. Audio scored by Harris Jayraj was launched by fight master Perter Hein’s wife Ramya and Harris Jayraj’s wife jointly. Directed by AR Murugadoss, ‘Spyder’ will have Mahesh Babu playing an intelligence officer. The film stars Rakul Preet Singh as the female lead, while SJ Surya will be seen as the antagonist. ‘Spyder’ is being produced by Tagore Madhu and NV Prasad under NVR Cinema LLP and Reliance Entertainment banners with Tagore Madhu as presenter.
Speaking at the audio launch event, Superstar Mahesh Babu said, “I am feeling excited when everyone is saying that I am foraying into Tamil industry. In fact, I am feeling as if I am making my debut into films. ‘Spyder’ has given me great feel in my 18 years cine career. It’s my long-time dream to work with AR Murugadoss garu. We both met several times. He visited my home once and narrated me a story. He has carved out the film wonderfully the same way how he narrated me. I am extremely happy that the film has been made with a whooping budget of 120 crores. It must take quite a lot of guts to make a film with such a huge budget. I appreciate producers for making such a wonderful film. Harris Jayraj’s music and Perter Hein’s fights are the main assets for the film. Ten years back, I did ‘Nani’ film on SJ Surya’s direction. Now, he played villain in ‘Spyder’. There are scenes in climax where we see each other with enmity. I got laugh while doing those scenes. I don’t have a dream role. I have been fortunate enough to have had good offers. I just wanted to do ‘Tupaki’ in Telugu. It’s my favourite film. By the god’s grace I have huge fan following in both Telugu states. It is big enough for my life. If anyone asks me which my favourite film is, my answer is ‘Spyder’.”
Director AR Murugadoss said, “I have decided to make a film with Mahesh Babu when I saw ‘Okkadu’ film in Vijayawada. I also had the idea to remake ‘Gajini’ in Telugu with Mahesh Babu’. ‘Tupaki’ was also in my mind. But, the dubbed versions were released. I feel it as a big responsibility to make ‘Spyder’ in both languages. We have done each and every shot separately for Telugu and Tamil versions. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Mahesh has kept his heart and soul for the good outcome of the film. These are not flattering words and I don’t need that. I can confidently say that only Mahesh can do perfect justice to this film. I am extremely confident that ‘Spyder’ will become big success. The success credit will definitely goes to Mahesh only. We will release the trailer on September 15. The clippings will showcase the hard work of Peter Hein. You will see nearly 2000 people in each action episode.”
“The film ‘Spyder’ will enhance Mahesh Babu’s fame like how ‘Chandramukhi’ is for Rajinikanth. Telugu audience have received our Superstar Rajinikanth well and likewise our people will receive Telugu Superstar Mahesh Babu well. Mahesh Babu will be like a Hollywood hero in ‘Spyder’,” said SJ Surya.
Vishal, director Vijay, music director Hrris Jayraj, Vikram, KR Dasu, AM Rathnam, RB Chowdary, Subhaskaran, Raju Mahalingam, Karunakaran, Meher Ramesh, Srikar Prasad, Ramajogayya Sastry and Madan Karki and some others have attended the event.