Naam is a foundation that has Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Mani Ratnam as its trustees. The foundation celebrated the empowerment of 83 single women today 10th May 2010 at the BEFI Hall, 27, VV Kovil Street, Teynampet.
Both Suhasini and Mani Ratnam were present at the venue. When reporters questioned about Raavan’s premier in IIFA to be held in Sri Lanka this year, the director said that his film is not yet ready to be premiered and he has no intention to attend the event and the question therefore does not arise.
To yet another query, Raavan’s leading lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan making her presence at the IIFA, Mani replied that it is her personal decision and has nothing to do with his film. The director cut short his interaction with the media persons when questioned about the IIFA and sped off in his car.