Siddu +2 First Attempt competition held by Behindwoods.com for its patrons was a grand success! The film was screened at the Four Frames Theatre in Chennai and 100 winners who were selected from scores of contestants enjoyed the screening.
Soon after the show, Siddu +2 First Attempt’s director Bhagyaraj arrived at the venue to interact with the fans and a few minutes later the film’s hero Shanthanoo arrived with his mother Poornima Bhagyaraj, an actress in her own right. Poornima allowed the father-son duo to hog the limelight while she remained at the background taking in every moment of their glory with a beaming smile.
Both Bhagyaraj and Shanthanoo interacted with the audience enthusiastically answering all their queries with good humor.
The director jocularly remarked that his son wanted to know, during the making of the film, why there were no scenes that allowed him in close proximity with the heroine Chandini, and Bhagyaraj had replied that he was not matured enough for it. However, Bhagyaraj clarified that the script did not require it.
To a question on how it was working with his father, Shanthanoo said that he enjoyed the experience and felt more relaxed and immediately the director took hold of the mike and answered that Shanthanoo pestered him all through the shooting with a lot of questions and kept suggesting some changes. To this, the actor riposted that he is interested in direction too and would one day don the director’s cap as well. Like father, like son!
Many in the audience wanted to know why Bhagyaraj chose not to act in the film, and he said that there was no suitable role for him in it. Shanthanoo added that he had a tough time convincing his father to appear in dance sequence, which is the remix version of “En Soga Kathaya Kelu Thaikulame.”
Shanthanoo made it a point to mention every actor in the film and how each one of them worked for it and what their future projects are. He let the audience know that cinema is their bread and butter and watching movies in pirated CDs and DVDs will only kill their efforts.
According to Bhagyaraj, when answering a question about why the delay in releasing the film, he said that the current scenario in the film industry makes it impossible to procure theatres to release the film.
The director thanked Moser Baer Entertainment for releasing the film and said that though Moser Baer Dhananjayan could not make it to the interaction; he had ensured that Bhagyaraj and Shanthanoo were present there by calling them several times during the day to confirm their participation.
Though the audiences and both the director as well as the actor was interested in continuing the interaction, time constraints called for a photo session. After requesting to spread the word about the film, they obliged all those present with autographs and photographs.