‘Guru’ ignored at ‘Guru’s screening
At the hush-hish screening of Maniratnam’s Guru, only the cooing lead couple, Abhishek-Aishwarya and a few chosen ones like Vidya Balan ( solo, she was told, not even parents allowed) were invited. Mithun Chakraborty, who has a significant role in the movie, was not invited to see the film.
Now, Mani couldn’t avoid showing the film to Abhishek (and therefore to Aishwarya). But the same courtesy was not extended to a senior actor like, Mithun, even though Mani was told that Chakraborty was looking forward to watching Guru. Mithun was firmly stonewalled by Mani’s office which claimed that the film would not be shown to anybody, and that there would be no private screenings of ‘Guru’ before its release. To prove it, they did not show the movie even to Mr. and Mrs. Amitabh Bachchan.
Sure, they didn’t. But they don’t star in Guru. Mithun does. Isnt there a difference? And why was it shown only to Abhishek, Ash and Vidya??