By: Settu Shankar Monday, August 13, 2007 Bollywood actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha was in Chennai recently. He was in town to present the Kollapudi Srinivas Memorial National Award for the film Vanaja for 2007. He presented the award to the films director Rajneesh Domalapalli. The film is the director's directorial debut.
When in the city he said about the city, "I always like to visit Chennai. In the city you see a lot of rich culture and peace around. These are things that I desire as an artiste. There are other reasons for my love for the city. It has contributed through acting legends like MGR, Shivaji Ganeshan and my dear friend Rajinikanth. I can say with confidence that this state contains most of the film talent including directors, artists and script writers."
He said some of the dialogues that he is famous for which the crowd responded with a lot of cheering to. The MP actor was accompanied by filmmaker Amol Palekar, actress Neena Gupta, trutee of the foundation GV Ramakrishna. Pandit Hariprasad Chowrasia gave a flute recital at the event.