Addressing the function Megastar Chiranjeevi, who took time to attend the event amidst on-going sessions in Andhra Pradesh, described Shivanna as his 'close friend'. He said that he was inspired by Dr. Rajkumar's simplicity. "Although Rajanna is physically not alive, his soul is there always with us. Shivaraj Kumar is really lucky to be born as his son. Now he is following his footsteps and upholding 'Annavara' popularity and dignity. I hope Jogayya would break the records of Jogi."
Tamil actor Vijay said that Dr. Raj is also one among the South Indian Superstars like MGR and Shivaji Ganeshan. Shivaraj Kuamr has acted in all kinds movies i.e. love, family, sentimenatal, action and comedy and movies like Om, AK 47 and Jogi are all examples for his talent," Vijay said. "I was given the DVD of Jogi to watch it at home, but I had come to Bangalore to watch in theatres," he recollected the event.
Another special guest on the occasion Tamil actor Surya praised Shivanna and said, "He is a great actor because he has acted in 100 movies in his career of 25 years. I wish Jogayya would celebrate 100 days," the Tamil actor wished him.
However, Shivaraj Kumar surprised everyone gathered at the function by appearing in Jogayya's getup. Actress-turned-producer Rakshita, Sumalatha, Ambareesh, SR Govindu, Katta Subramanya Naidu, KFCC president Basanth Kumar Patil, V Harikrishna, Parvatamma, Puneet, Raghavendra Rajkumar and several others were present on the occasion.