If ever a single song ever took anybody to the heights of stardom, it ought to be the case of the baby-faced 21-year old music director Anirudh. Son of Ravi Raghavender (brother of superstar Rajinikanth’s wife Latha), Anirudh hit the limelight with his Why this Kolaveri di song which became a rage last year thanks to Dhanush penning the lyrics and singing the song in his own voice.
It’s a different issue that notwithstanding the mammoth popularity of the song, the film featuring it (3) and which starred Dhanush and Aishwarya in the lead, bit the dust at the box-office. As it turned out, the Kolaveri song didn’t help Anirudh land up a string of films. Instead, he was down in bad spirits after photographs showing him locking lips with Andrea Jermaiah were ‘clandestinely’ leaked to the press.
For his second film, Anirudh is said to be joining hands with Simbu, who poses in public and at filmy events as if he and Dhanush are long-lost friends. Simbu, who is working overtime in making the script of his upcoming film Manmadhan-2 (sequel to his Manmadhan), is very keen to sign up Anirudh as music director of the sequel. It may be recalled that Simbu’s friend Yuvan Shankar Raja had scored the mesmerizing songs in Manmadhan.
Some time back, it was reported in sections of the media that A.R. Rahman would be scoring the music of the sequel film Manmadhan-2 but it is now clarified that Simbu is keen to work with Anirudh who is likely to be signed up as the music director soon.
Could it be that Dhanush might have recommended Anirudh’s name to ‘close friend’ Simbu?