South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2013, which was held in Sharjah, on September 12 and 13, saw many South Indian artists under the same roof. The function was attended not only by Kannada stalwarts, but also by some of the big names of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood film industries.
Kannada superstar Shivaraj Kumar, who won the Best Actor award for his performance in the movie Shiva, was praised by none other than Tamil superstar Dhanush.
Dhanush said, "I am overwhelmed with Shivaraj Kumar's character, though he is a superstar, he is a no attitude person. He respects his co-artists and technicians on the set. It is very rare to see such a personality in cinema industry and I admire him. I would like to be a down to earth person just like him."
Dhanush bagged three awards in the event - Best Actor, Best Lyricist and Best Playback singer (Male) for the movie 3. He also thanked SIIMA 2013, for felicitating him with actors like Shivaraj Kumar and Mohanlal.
Dhanush said, "I am very thankful to the organisers of SIIMA 2013, for felicitating me in the category, which includes the superstars and legends like Shivaraj Kumar and Mohanlal."