STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

No Role in Presentation of Lalisom, Says Rajeev Kumar

Published: 02nd February 2015 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Amid controversies regarding the poor performance of ‘Lalisom - the Lal effect’ in the form of ‘Lalisom - India Singing’, noted director and show director of the inaugural of the National Games T K Rajeev Kumar said that Lalisom was an independent show and not staged under his direction.

 “Though I was in charge of the stage show, ‘Lalisom - India Singing’ was not conceived by me. It was an independent show of the Lalisom band which has musician Ratheesh Vega as the coordinator. The cultural show performed there was in fact staged under my direction,” Rajeev Kumar told ‘Express’.

 “I was assigned to direct the cultural event in both inaugural and closing ceremonies.

The dance forms and the Kunhali Marikkar show with Mohanlal were the performances staged under my direction,” he said.

 According to the director, his only connection with the Lalisom was that the video, which was screened amid the songs, was shot by him.

“The video clips portraying Mohanlal addressing the audience were shot by myself.

In fact, it was not directly linked with the final performance,” said Rajeev Kumar, who is currently busy with the arrangements for the cultural performances for the closing ceremony.

 He said the closing ceremony will have  various dance forms from all the states.

“Actress Shobhana will lead the performances and music director Shareth will recompose the songs which are to be used as background for the show,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp