Superstar Kamal Hassan launched the music of his film ‘Dashavataram’, amidst much fanfare but more of a stampede at the jam-packed Nehru stadium in Chennai.
“People worship their stars like gods in the south unlike Mumbai! Kamal’s fans tore their shirts, carried his photos, and brought their young kids just to get a glimpse of their icon! It was simply maddening! Posters of Kamal Hassan were on display on almost every street of Chennai, the promotion for the event was mind boggling! Even we the press had to face a tough time”
Situation came under control only when police used the lathi-charge.
Well, it was not just Kamal who upped the star quotient of the event, but there were Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Himesh Reshammiya also present at the launch.
Even Jackie Chan came at the invitation of Oscar Ravichandran, producer of Dasavatharam, accompanied by none other than ‘good friend’ Mallika Sherawat.
Dasavatharam has generated much hype as Kamal Hassan is playing an unprecedented 10 roles in the movie, which Amitabh described as being ‘an inspiration’ for the whole industry.