AVM Productions had called for press meet
at 11:30 am and surprisingly both Surya
and AVM Saravanan were present at the venue
at 11:25 am. Veteran director S. P Muthuraman
hosted the show. AVM Saravanan delivered
the welcome address.
Addressing the media, Surya said that he
is happy to star in the very next film by
AVM Productions, after Sivaji’s astounding
success. It is to be noted that Ayan would
be Surya’s second film for AVM after
the smash hit Perazhgan that won him acting
accolades. This venture is a dream come
true, he stated. Recalling his first photo
session at director Manirathinam’s
office with K.V. Anand, Surya said that
he was supposed to have acted in his film
earlier but could not do so due to call
sheet problems. The actor’s forthcoming
venture Vaaranam Aayiram, directed by Gautham
Menon, is expected to be wrapped up within
a month. He said, “Gautham has extracted
the maximum potential from me, perhaps Ayan
would even surpass that.”
What started as an ad film sowed the seeds
for Ayan, states K.V. Anand. Gossipmongers
at that time had a field day spreading rumors
that the duo intends to do a film together.
“I discussed this story with Surya
on the banks of a lake and he liked it.
That’s how Ayan happened,” he
said. Harris Jeyaraj has been roped in to
set the tunes. It is well known that Harris
does not like introducing songs that would
hamper the flow of the story. But showing
keen interest in this project, Harris has
recommended all the song sequences.
Though K.V. Anand is a cameraman himself,
M.S. Prabhu’s services has been sought
to wield the camera. The crux of Ayan is
about a 23-year-old and how he attains his
goals in life. The director was happy that
M.S. Prabhu and lyricist Vairamuthu instantly
liked the story, which is an indication
that everyone would enjoy it.
Vairamuthu came out with an explanation
for the name Ayan, i.e., Naanmugan meaning
four faces. He asked: “Would Surya
don four roles?” Any answers to that?