How's your day been so far are you enjoying being in Manchester whilst promoting the film?
Yeah it's been great thanks we've just got off the tour bus and now we're at the Trafford Centre where there's already a huge cue of people waiting to meet us it's very exciting!
How do you think the film has been received so far since its cinema release? Are you pleased with the response you've got?
Yeah it's unbelievable we're all surprised how people all over the country and you guy's in Manchester have responded to the film. We seem to have a huge fan-base up north and want to thank everyone who has supported us it's very rewarding to make a film which a wide range of people can relate to.
Do you think Anuvahood largely differs from the previous two films?
Yeah I think it does, as, although the setting and themes are pretty much the same, this time we've gone for a more comical approach which hasn't really been done before, not in the UK anyway so we wanted to try something new and it seems to have paid off.
Why did you decide to make a comedy and not stick to the more serious approach which also proved to be successful?
Well the target audience is mostly kids and adults who have grown up in this environment and experience this way of life on a daily basis, and so when they go to the cinema they don't want to be constantly reminded of it. What this film tries to do is to provide some kind of escapism and highlight the more positive aspects of life growing up on an estate without being too preachy and in your face.
Do you think many can relate to this or was it more for London based audiences?
I honestly think that people from all over the county can relate to some of the themes and characters disregarding where you're from. My main aim was to send out a social message that even though youth culture in general gets a lot of bad press and is often misinterpreted by the media, there is still lot of love and respect for one another and a sense of community; it's not all doom and gloom.
We speak to Aisleyne and Jazzie Zonzolo (who play Maria and T.J):
So what's it like starring in and promoting your new film around the country?
Aisleyne: I'm lovin' being on the tour bus with everyone, I just feel like one of the guys and now we're getting ready to do our thing in Manchester...and I must say there's plenty of hotties around deffo coming back! (laughs).
Jazzie Zonzolo : Yeah it's cool got a great reception down south so I'm looking forward to meeting the people of Manchester always great coming here.
Have you been to Manchester before?
Aisleyne: Yeah I've worked here before but didn't get chance to stay very long which is a shame but I'm loving the energy from the fans, and this building is gorgeous too wouldn't mind doing some shopping.
Check out more info at: www.anuvahood.com