Haasan said,"Raja has become a part of my life. Today I got the opportunity of hugging him. He is a bit shy. I knew that he would do his 1000th film and I am glad that his 786th film was with me."
Haasan said once he had faced a problem with the music of one of his films. "I had shot all the songs but was not able to use them. Then I went to Raja. He said that I did not need to re-shoot and that he will dub the music for me."
"He saw the lip sync and made music which was totally different from the one I had recorded, and he made hit songs out of them."
The event also saw a live performance by Big B and Dhanush, apart from other singers and music composers.