Amitabh Bachchan was in Chennai to host a grand premiere for Maestro Ilayaraja ( the composer of Paa ) who missed the chance to visit the Mumbai premiere of the same in Sathyam Cinemas. Among the prominent persons present at the screening were Illayraja, actress Kushboo, Sriram etc .
Speaking on the occasion Amitabh Bachchan said
Today technicians from south have made it big in Hindi cinema. In Paa, 60 percent of the people who worked in the film like director Balki, cameraman PC Sriram, heroine Vidya Balan and above all the maestro Ilayaraja and a few other technicians are from south.