Coimbatore will always remain very close to Ganesh Venkatraman’s heart. After all, the former Mr India and the model-turned-actor faced the camera for the first time in namma city. “It was my introduction scene in my debut vehicle Abhiyum Naanum and it was canned at the Coimbatore airport. It was a special moment and that’s precisely the reason, I love coming to the city,” says Ganesh, who was in Coimbatore recently.
Ganesh has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the first Fashion week, which will be held in Coimbatore in November. “This is the first time something of this scale is happening in Kovai and I am really excited to be part of it. A number of designers and film personalities will take part in the event and it’s going to be a star-studded affair,” he says.
In the meantime, Ganesh is also gearing up for a cultural show that’s happening for Tamil cinema fans in Toronto. I will be hosting the show along with director Karu Pazhaniappan and a number of film personalities are expected to take part in it. It’s going to be a show for Tamil cinema fans by Tamil cinema artists.”
On the film front, the actor is all set to wrap up the shoot of his Tamil-Kannada bilingual, in which he plays Shriya’s love interest. “Though Shriya plays a last generation princess who has been brought up with traditional values, I play a New York return, whose character is poles apart from Shriya’s. We got along really well on the sets,” says Ganesh. His Telugu flick Damarakum with Nagarjuna and Anushka is also set to hit screens next month.