For Mani Ratnam, every project is a high, a fever! Samanth Subramanian caught up with Mani Ratnam a few days ago and here's what Mani Ratnam had to say.
The germ for ‘Aayitha Ezhuthu’ was something that happened very long back, based on an incident at Osmania University. It was very exciting to read about it, and I tried working it a couple of times, but it wouldn’t click. That happens often. I was supposed to develop ‘Alai Paayuthey’ instead of ‘Dil Se’ for a Hindi audience, and I couldn’t tie it up satisfactorily. So I left it, did ‘Dil Se’ and then came back to do ‘Alai Paayuthey.’
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