Mani Ratnam's upcoming film ‘Nawab’ is all set for release worldwide on 27th September. Before that, the film unit held a grand pre-release event on Tuesday i.e. on September 25. Huge star cast like Simbhu, Vijay Sethupati, Aravind Swamy, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aiswarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari and others are playing the main lead roles. Lyca Production House and Madras Talkies jointly bankrolling it.
Speaking at the pre-release event, Aravind Swamy said, “My roles like Rishi in ‘Roja and Siddharth Abhimanyu in ‘Dhruva’ were welI received by Telugu audience. I hope that my Varada character in ‘Nawab’ will also impress them. I have started my cine journey with Mani Ratnam garu. Even my comeback also started with him. We have been associated with him for 25 years and did 8 films with him. ‘Nawab’ has been very special to be from the starting. The way the story was narrated and the star cast and everything impressed me. I am very happy that I got the chance to work with AR Rahman garu and Santhosh garu. I wish and hope everyone will like the film.”
Dayana said, “This is my dream debut. I am extremely happy that they have trusted me and given me the opportunity. I consider myself lucky that I got introduced to films through a legend of Tamil cinema. Working with wonderful people was a great experience.”
Arun Vijay said, “Working under Mani Rathnam garu’s direction is like a dream come true for every actor. I am happy that my dream came true. Working with wonderful people like Aravind Swamy was a great experience. Audio composed by Rahman is already a big hit. Background score is as good as the audio. I am sure telugu audience will like ‘Nawab’. Tyagu role in the film impressed me a lot and I hope it will stand out as a milestone in my career.”
Aishwarya Rajesh stated, “Basically, I am a Telugu girl. We settled in Chennai. Working under Mani Rathnam garu’s direction is like a dream come true for every actor. It’s a huge responsibility. I am happy that my dream came true. Working with him is really comfortable. He extracts good work from everyone. I feel it as a pride. I am thankful to Mani Ratnam garu, Rahman garu, Arun Vijay garu, Santhosh garu, Aditi, Jyothika garu and Simbu garu. I am extremely happy that I became part of this wonderful film.”
Mani Ratnam said, “It’s a team work. Each and everyone in the team has kept heart and soul for the good outcome of the film. Seetharama Sastry garu and Rakhi have penned wonderful lyrics. Thanks to Rahman garu. The story of ‘Nawab’ demanded wonderful artists and that’s why roped in star cast.”
AR Rahman said, “Telugu is a wonderful language. Mani Ratnam garu is my mentor. I did background score when I was in US. I didn’t want to compromise in making songs. Seetharama Sastry garu and Rakhi have penned wonderful lyrics.”
There are very few passionate producers in Telugu film industry and Ashok Vallabhaneni is one among them. Now this sensible producer is coming with this crazy film 'Nawab'. Telugu dubbing rights of ‘Nawab’ were bought by Ashok Vallabhaneni for whopping prize. He said, “I am a big fan of Mani Ratnam garu. I consider myself lucky that I got the opportunity to release this star director’s film in Telugu. It’s a blessing for me. I am extremely happy that, thought I didn’t work with AR Rahman garu, I got the opportunity to release his film in Telugu. With Mani Ratnam garu’s blessings and support and faith on the script, I am releasing the film in both the Telugu states. I grown up watching Aravind Swamy garu’s ‘Roja’ and ‘Bombay’. I am releasing the film with everyone’s support.”