Trisha, a self-confessed fan of A.R. Rahman, was at Hyderabad, busy shooting for a Telugu film on the day he won the Oscars. She got up early in the morning to watch the entire Oscars ceremony live. And when Rahman’s name was announced, Trisha screamed and shouted so much that the hotel staff had to come and calm her down, and reduce the TV volume as guests were sleeping in adjacent rooms.
Trisha has always been a Rahman fan since school, and it was only because he was composing for Enakku 20 Unakku 18 that she actually went ahead and signed the film. Rahman was the music director for many of her later films too. “Nobody can forget the songs ‘Hey goodbye nanba’ and ‘Yakkai Thiri’ from Ayutha Ezhuthu,” says Trisha.
The actress is currently shooting for Gautham Menon’s Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya, which again has A.R. Rahman composing music. She has agreed attend the film’s audio release function only if Gautham promises to give her a seat next to Rahman!