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Director Rajiv Menon Narrated The Story Of Kandukondein Kandukondein While Ajith Was Admitted At The Hospital!

As the film completes 20 years in the industry, the director of the film reveals how he got the superstar on board.

The multi starrer superhit film ‘kandukondain kandukondain’ is all set to complete 20 years in a few days. Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film starred Mammooty,Tabu,Ajith,Aishwarya Rai and Abbas. The movie also featured music directed by the maestro A.R.Rahman. The director of the movie brought all the superstars of the industry together to deliver a massive hit that left a lasting impact on the audience.

 

 

What many people don’t know is that the director visited actor Ajith while he was recovering in a hospital to narrate the script of the movie and get him on board.

The director, recently opened up in an interview with The Hindu, and said, “We looked for a couple of actors to play the role of Manohar, the struggling filmmaker. Prashanth was one option, but he said he would prefer playing co-star to Aishwarya Rai and not Tabu. The name of Ajith came up, and I was told that he was injured and recuperating. I visited him at the hospital, and narrated the script to him when he was in bed. He then came on board.”

The film was an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility and went on to win critical praise, features in international film festivals and bagged various prestigious awards.

 

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