Director Bala wants to assist Mani

Ace director Bala who’s Paradesi will release soon has revealed that he wants to work as an assistant to none other than director Mani Ratnam. While there are scores of aspiring directors who want to learn from Bala, it seems Bala is interested to learn the Mani Ratnam way of film makingBala known for his films with a darker shade, was an assistant to veteran director Balu Mahendra. Bala has also said that he is interested in the joys and sorrows of ordinary people and the life of rich does not excite him. He also has stated that though he wants to do a film on the Sri Lankan Tamils depicting the reality he is not sure of the project taking off.