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100 years of Indian Cinema Celebration: Upset Leelavathi Speaks

With each passing day, 100 years of Indian Cinema Celebration is becoming more controversial. It is well known fact that many in the industry were upset with the organisers as they were mere importance. It was reported that the organisers insulted Kannada veteran actress Leelavathi and Jayamala.

The event was held in Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai, from September 21-24. Initially, Kannada industry, expressed their anger towards the event for neglecting Kannada actors and Karnataka Chief Minister in the invite.

Leelavathi, who was back in Bangalore after the event, expressed her unhappiness towards the organising committee of the Indian Cinema Centenary Celebrations. Earlier, it was said that the actress name was included in the honours' list, but in the venue she was not allowed inside by organisers claiming she was late.

Talking about the issue to a leading News Channel, Leelavathi said, "I was invited by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in the last day of the event, to receive felicitation from President Pranab Mukherjee."

"As it was clearly stated by the organisers to be on-time, me and my son Vinod Raj reached the venue at 4 in the evening, but police officials didn't let me inside. I called up the representatives from Kannada film industry, but there was no response from any one," she added.

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