Tanu Weds Manu Actors Become Wedding Crashers
Both Hollywood and Bollywood sometimes adopt bizarre means to endorse their films. Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut came up with a uniquely clever gimmick for their new movie Tanu Weds Manu. They short listed half a dozen weddings happening close to the movie premier in the capital and dropped in as guests.
The actors showed up at about three receptions and danced to popular tunes from Tanu Weds Manu, such as Kaira and Jugni. Precautions were taken to guarantee the actors’ safety. Apparently the studio requested the Delhi police to deploy guards to help preserve order during these promotions.
When asked about his role in the movie in the movie, Madhavan replied, “I play a seedha saadha guy from London who comes to India and falls in love with a small town wild girl, Tanu.”
Kangana looked elated as she commented on the film’s success, saying, “Tanu Weds Manu is not my first success, but it’s a great feeling when your film is accepted in such a huge way.” She added, “When I debuted in Gangster, I won all the awards, and the film was a huge success. Still, I took my time signing my next film because I did not get a good script for a while.”
Film director Aanand L. Rai’s only previous film experience was Strangers when he decided to undertake Tanu Weds Manu. “I went by my instinct for this film,” says Kangana. “I could see that it was a terrific script and I had faith in Aanand as soon as I met him”.
Tanu Weds Manu is based on the old belief that marriages really are made in heaven. The love story revolves around two completely opposite people—Tanu and Manu who are inevitably drawn together. Manu is an intelligent and genteel doctor from London while Tanu is a wild child. During the movie she not only rejects family’s choice of suitor (Manu) but then draws him into a plot that will enable her to elope with a ruffian boyfriend. Both actors are in great form and execute impeccable comic timing, which adds to the satisfaction of this light-hearted film.