Veteran drama artist and comedian, Y Gee Mahendra, has played a pivotal role in the Malayalam film Shyama Raagam and a special screening was organised by him recently for which several noted film personalities were invited.
But the biggest surprise for the audience was the presence of the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. The star was present for the screening along with his wife Latha and daughter Aishwarya Dhanush. It may be noted here that Y Gee Mahendra and Rajini are close relatives and have worked together in several films during the early days of their career.
Veteran actors Vyjayanthimala Bali, Rajashree, Sachu, Lakshmi and Vennira Aadai Nirmala were also present at the event along with noted classical dancer VP Dhananjayan and singers Chithra and Jaya Rajagopalan.
We hear that Shyama Raagam is an art film that is based on Carnatic music and dance. It is directed by Sethu Eyal.
The film has Shanti Krishna playing the lead role. She said in an interview to the Times of India last year that being a professional Bharatanatyam dancer in real life, she was excited about the role.
The actor-dancer, who took a long break from her career, said that she is slowly reviving both her acting and dance career. Shanti Krishna was quoted as saying, “I am doing small dance programmes. I am practising it whenever I get time. I am glad I am part of Shyama Ragam. It is a small film but has a very interesting subject, dance. I play a dancer in it.”
Shanti Krishna, after a gap, acted in the film Njandukalude Naattil Oru Idavela, in which Nivin Pauly played the main lead. The film that revolved around a family that was dealing with cancer was also the acting debut of Aishwarya Lekshmi. It was directed by Althaf Salim.
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