Saturday, November 14, 2009

Composer Ilaiyaaraja cancels music release of Paa

Composer Ilaiyaaraja cancels music release of 'Paa'  
By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The music event of upcoming movie "Paa" that was scheduled for Children's Day Saturday here was cancelled, thanks to workaholic composer Ilaiyaaraja who is not ready to break his "creative process to attend the function".

Now, the sound tracks will hit the outlets Sunday without any formal release.

"We had planned a formal music launch on Children's Day in Mumbai. But Raja sir is busy doing the background score for 'Paa'. In fact I'm with him right now. He says there's no way he would break his creative process to attend the function. We all respect his wishes. We've cancelled the formal music release," director Balki says.

The music event was to be attended by Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan, Abhishek Bachchan, Balki and Ilaiyaaraja, who is currently in Chennai.

For Children's Day, Balki will release a number of messages from Big B in the voice of Auro for kids all over the world. In "Paa", Amitabh Bachchan plays the character of Auro, who has a rare genetic defect that causes accelerated ageing.

Balki said Amitabh won't appear in person for any of the promotional activities of "Paa".

"We'll only be hearing him talk about the film in the voice of Auro in all the campaigns. He won't be seen in person anywhere," the director said.

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