After all the bad press she got for her debutant directorial venture in 3, here is some good news for Aishwarya Dhanush to cheer about. Elder daughter of superstar Rajinikanth and wife of actor Dhanush, Aishwarya directed 3 which hit the screens a few months back. The presence of the immensely popular Why This Kolaveri di song failed to prop up the film’s box-office prospects as it nose-dived at the box-office.
Aishwarya’s directorial instincts, however, came in for special praise from most of the critics who were ready to forgive the many flaws in the film as it was her first film as a director. She is now extremely happy that her film is among a few Tamil films which have been chosen to be screened at the upcoming international film festival to be held in New York.
Other Tamil films which are to be screened in New York, where the film festival is to be held for 5 days from 23-27 May include Suseendhiran’s Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai and SM Raju’s Varnam. Director Vetrimaran’s Aadukalam which won Dhanush his first ever national award for ‘best actor’ is the other film which has been selected for screening at the festival.
Aishwarya’s joy knows no bounds on coming to know of the recognition her film got by making the cut to the list of films to be screened at the New York film festival. She also has to contend with Natty Kumar, the Telugu distributor of the film, who has accused Aishwarya and Dhanush for causing him losses to the tune of a few crores. In this context, anything positive about the film would surely be welcomed by Aishwarya.
“As a director, it’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard as on date about the film. I’m also being honoured as a debutant director. I shall be taking part in the festival and would be meeting many of our family’s friends there,” said Aishwarya. Dhanush, who reportedly has serious ‘rift’ with Aishwarya, isn’t accompanying her to U.S. though a couple of his films would be screened there.