Sunday, November 04, 2007

Yesterday passed in a Deepavali shoot for Vijay TV. A show called Nayakan with actor Vijay in a village called Kammavaanpaettai. About 15 kms or so from Vellore, this village is famous for one thing. Almost all the men in the village are in the Army. Every family boasts of sending at least 2-4 men to fight for the nation and the children seem to naturally choose to go to the Army. It was a lot of fun but there was enough physical strain as well. As soon as Vijay stepped into the village the team from the channel could only look helplessly as we were also shoved and pushed around and as our producer quipped "I have now become security guard in the name of a show producer"
There is one special thing that awed me as long as channels and producers and directors are concerned ....They are the ones who get on the field, dirty their hands and lose all sleep and food and water to present a programme to the best of their ability and all of them are big names as long as the media is concerned.
And I also saw that no matter how many schedules and run-orders were made as to what will happen at what time after Vijay comes in, the villagers became the directors after he actually did.
Vijay was generally quiet and when I did ask him about the endless pushing shoving and he also ended up with enough scratches, "I am used to it... and I love it". The way he said "I love it" the conviction and the pride was palpable.
Generally a good day.





21 comments:

SHEETAL AMBAR said...

Hahahaha.. Chinnuz !! That was so funny... And anyways , why on earth did ull do the shooting in the public when Ull know how many fans he has.. Hahaha Poor Ull got swarmed and had to play security guard !! Must have been rather funny and exciting !!

நாகை சிவா said...

//Every family boasts of sending at least 2-4 men to fight for the nation and the children seem to naturally choose to go to the Army.//

Interesting...

//"I have now become security guard in the name of a show producer"//

:))

Selvam said...

Is this the same village that was shown on SunTV about 2 years ago? Anyways, many many thanks to all of them for protecting us and our nation.

Jey said...

First of all I am so impressed about the village Kammavaanpaettai residents because of their contribution for the nation. I am looking forward to see this episode in TV soon.

maxdavinci said...

no closeup pics of vijay? there are not many villages like that in india, feels good to know that it is in TN...

Vasanthan said...

Vijay is my favorite actor. and u got to rub shoulder with him, thats very lucky of you.
the picture with women on to of what looks like the roof is unbelievable!

i say this sincerely, with your multi talent, and down to earth attitude you too will get the kind of response Vijay got.

Anonymous said...

wow chinmayi waiting to see this episode.

Aruthi

Anonymous said...

Hi Chinmayi,

One small humble request. Could you please put a heading for your posts. This helps people including me :-) who have subscribed to RSS feeds of your blog to know of any new post. Without heading feed doens't show up your post.

-Krish

whAt A LiFe said...

Wow, that's cool. An interview with VJ. Sounds amazing and i am eager to watch it. You are so lucky. Hehehe.....

Pity u! coz u had to be a security guard for a moment. Take it easy gal.

Anyway, my advance diwali wishes to you.

Cheers : )

Maruthu said...

ok..deepavali anniku we can see.some times only celebreties went to villages..this thing will happen...

Arul Velan said...

Hey Chinmayi !

Ur latest song "Edho senjapulla" from the movie Rameshwaram is just awesome...!

Cheers !
Arul...

Anonymous said...

deepavali valthukkal

Anonymous said...

I have always dreamed of a nation with an Army which can be hardly approached by even the biggest names in media & politics. That makes them look super smart. They sure deserve such respect. Hmm... Oh yeah, they are also human beings and it's not practically possible. Even the American Army is no exception.

Damn, what a rude comment on a media person's blog. I will be shocked if this gets published.

Aruthi said...

Happy Diwali chinmayi

Aruthi

Sriram said...

Me just putting attendance to say me is back to blogging.

Raja said...

The interview was good,thanks chinmayi....

Dreamchaser said...

Hmmm... I am just stunned! Had I been in Chennai, we would have definitely joined the place as we did for his previous events everywhere in Tamil Nadu.

BTW, myself along with few other Ardent fans run www.vijaynet.com , Official Site of Vijay. Endorsed by the Actor himself :)

If possible, can you provide mew wiith more pics, that has you and him, so I can add to our Gallery section @ http://www.vijaynet.com/gallery/

Cheers,
Vinay
(VFN Team)
Co-Admin

Anonymous said...

Did u happen to see A.R.Rehman's intrvw with pepesi uma?
she actually commented about sahana song that udit narayan had killed the lyrics.
whats your opinion about this chin?

Chinmayi said...

anonymous: thats her opinion and mine differs.. thats all :)

Victor said...

Err... sorry but i am "borrowing" the last pic of you and vijay..
P.S:: What a captivating pic! [The women sitting on the roof and watching]

NikiJackson said...

I am living near to that village. i am very happy. You people has found that it is ..........