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My Intention Not To Be A Factory: Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali, known for his soulful music, says he has never intended to be a factory of songs and albums. He plays music when he likes to.

The "O sanam" hitmaker came up with his own venture Lucky Ali Entertainment a few years ago, but that didn't work out.

"It's not a label. Just a thing I started that didn't take off. I didn't really do anything with it. For me, simpler the better like communication with people on social networking sites. That's enough for me. I don't need a website or to have a company. My intentions are not to be a factory. I like to play when I want to play. I am an artiste, not a businessman," Ali told IANS.

He was in the capital last week for Pepsi Big Indie Party, designed with the idea of celebrating alternative art forms by providing indie lovers a party all for themselves,

organised by Pepsi MTV Indies.

Talking about the current music scene in the country, he said: "People are understanding that there are musicians outside the film industry too who are doing worthy work. So, wherever there is melody, people will follow that."

The singer says he loves playing music for his fans and when he playsm he doesn't look at where he is playing, but does it just because he loves to perform.

As much as he loves entertaining his fans through his live shows, he says he is yet to plan a new album.

"I am yet to begin working on my new album," said the musician, who has treated his fans with melodious albums like "Sunoh", "Sifar" and "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai".

Ali is also not alien to the world of acting. He won accolades for his performance in movies like "Sur - The Melody of Life" and "Kaante", but he is not too keen on coming back to the big screen.

"There is nothing exciting to me as far as movies are concerned," said the son of late actor-filmmaker Mehmood.



80,000 Hours Of Sweat Condensed Into 'Uttama Villain': Ramesh Aravind

Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind said the team of upcoming Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" starring Kamal Haasan condensed over 80,000 hours of sweat into the film, slated for worldwide release on April 2.

"As a team, we worked really hard on this film. We condensed 80,000 hours of sweat into a two and half hour film. The two stories, set in 8th century and 20th century, is linked together with a great screenplay," Aravind told reporters here Sunday.

He was speaking at the audio launch of "Uttama Villain".

"The stories have a great mix of comedy and drama. It's a film we can all be proud of. I really need to thank Kamal sir for giving me the opportunity to direct this project," he said.

"Uttama Villain" is the last film of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander aka KB, who launched the careers of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

Balachander plays Kamal's mentor in the film.

"The first scene between Kamal sir and KB sir will be terrific. It will be the clash of two legends," Ramesh said.

Talking about his guru, Haasan said: "Had he not spotted me, my life would've been different. He shaped my career and I will continue his work and carry his legacy forward. I would've remained a fan of cinema without KB sir's support".

"He's a mahaguru for many of us. It was an honour to act with him," Kamal said.

Kamal plays a theatre artist as well as a modern-day superstar in "Uttama Villain", which also features Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Urvashi, K. Vishwanath and Jayaram in important roles.



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