‘Mayan’ goes to Hollywood

Mayan is an attempt to take Tamil culture and civilisation to the outside world, says director Rajesh Kannan.

A fantasy film being made in Tamil and English simultaneously, saw its teaser released recently. It features Vinod and Priyanka in the lead.

Speaking about the film, Rajesh Kannan says, “The movie is based on reality.” “When you say Mayan, people think of Mayan culture and civilisation developed in Mexico. But that culture is over 3,000 years old. If you look at the history of Tamil civilisation, it is over 25,000 years old. More importantly, the term Shivan goes back even before that. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, Shivan is Mayan. And the film also precisely about Lord Shiva.”

Vinod adds,”I know Rajesh sir… he is also a Shiva devotee like me. This is my first film in Kollywood. This opportunity has come to me because of Lord Shiva. This teaser looks great because of the amazing work from the entire team.” Priyanka said, “I am a Tamil girl and I am proud that I am a part of a Hollywood film.”

M BHARAT KUMAR