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Short and Sweet: Shamitabh Press Meet Report

RedditWhatsapp Copyrighted PhotosThere was a lot that was different about the Shamitabh press meet in Chennai.

It was held at a college stadium amidst thousands of students, not a movie theater. Dhanush decided to forego his veshti for a white shirt and grey trousers.

The press meet was short, and the crew offered smart and succinct answers. No long winded speeches.

And some things weren’t so different. Akshara Haasan wore an elegant black outfit. Dhanush twirled his mustache. And we had to wait two hours for the event to start.

Popular songs by Vijay, Ajith and (of course) Dhanush were screened as we waited with the students for the cast and crew to arrive. When they did arrive, Balki and his team kept it short and sweet.

We are. Indeed!

Can a college event be conducted without playing this song? We were not surprised.

That’s news to us.

“Acting is in her blood” – The phrase that Haasan sisters often hear.

Akshara made an effort to speak in Tamil. Her broken Tamil sounded cute too.

Balki adores Dhanush. He had a lot to say about the actor.

Balki doesn’t miss an opportunity to tell us how great Ilaiyaraaja is.

And, the most important and exciting part.

While we appreciated the event’s brevity, we were a bit disappointed that  Amitabh Bachchan gave it a miss.


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