Nayanthara, a Syrian Christian is truly secular as she regularly visits famous churches and Hindu temples. Last week after completing a song for Vishal's Sathyam in and around Tiruneveli, she decided to visit the famous Nellaiyappar temple situated there.
Nellaiyappar is one of the most famous Shiva temples in south India and has huge and massive 'Mandapams' It is one of the most beautiful temples in India and is hailed as one of the 5 Pancha Sabhas of Nataraja. The temple is known for its sculptural splendor and its musical pillars. An example of its several unique features is the Manimandapam near the Nandi mandapam with two giant pillars carved out of a single stone. Each of these has 48 small sub pillars which produce musical notes when struck.
A little birdie tells us that for Nayanthara, it was a more of a "Thanks giving" visit, as she had prayed at the temple during the shoot of Yaaradi Nee Mohini. And now after the film became a big hit, she went back and did some special poojas for the Lord.
She told sify.com later: “I like to visit temples, and Nellaiyappar is truly amazing as you get a lot of positive vibes as you walk inside the Manimandapam. I'm lucky that I was able to go back so soon and had the time to go around. I also prayed at the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple for the first time.” And at the Meenakshi temple, Nayan was given tight security as being holiday season there were lot of tourists who had come to see the temple.
Although received with mixed response in the home turf, looks like Rajini's Kuselan is steadily scaling the international charts with soaring returns. Unconfirmed trade sources reveal that Kuselan has collected just more than £100,000 in the first week of its release at the UK box office. Besides, the movie was also placed in the 12th position during the first week of its release.
With that Kuselan becomes the Third Tamil movie in a row to cross the £100,000 mark in the opening week in line with the Kamal starrer Dasavatharam and Sivaji. Trade analysts also affirm that initial word-of-mouth and reviews will have a telling impact on the movie's performance.