Arjun wore a three-line vibhuthi on his forehead and donned a costume resembling that of a Bharatanatyam dancer. Shivraj Kumar also donned a costume of the same style. Both the actors, who are expert dancers, performed beautifully on stage which was well-appreciated by the ecstatic crowd.
The inaugural song and dance programme featured Shivaraj Kumar, his brother Puneet Rajkumar, Vijaya Raghavendra and his brother Sri Murali. After the inaugural song, Crazy Star Ravichandran appeared on stage with four actresses and waved to the audience who burst in joy after seeing the stars on stage.
Amrutha Mahotsava,the grandest event ever to happen in Karnataka, boasts of more than 25 different programmes being staged in 3 days. One of the most interesting programmes on the first day was the 'Shiva-Nataraja' dance performed by Shivaraj Kumar and Arjun. All the programmes are conceived and made under the supervision of Crazy Star Ravichandran; one of the major attractions on Sunday was the Shiv-Arjun dance.