By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The South Indian Film Artist association aka Nadigar Sangam has postponed the date and venue of the star night that was planned to be held in Singapore. The event, which was initially planned to be held on the 11th of August, has been postponed to the 6th of October. The event has ben postponed so that Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan would be able to take part in the function.
The star night would be followed up by a similar event in San Francisco, USA on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of November. The president of the association Sarath Kumar recently at a press conference announced these change yesterday.
A few weeks back Sarath announced that the star night will be held on the now cancelled dates. The event would be used to also celebrate the 75 years of Tamil Cinema and also to raise funds for a new building for the association. After the event was settled upon and the date was finalised, many star actors said that they wouldn't be able make it.
Kamal Hassan and Ajith were not able to make it. Rajini said that he will be only able to participate in the show for half an hour. After facing such poor response for participation in the event, Sarath Kumar slapped a ban on all the actors who would not take part. The actors then appealed to him to change the dates of the event so that they will be able to finish the shooting commitments and then participate in the event comfortably.
Though the event will be held on the 6th of October, events celebrating 75 years of Tamil Cinema will be on August 6th onwards in Singapore. These events include the screening if late thespian Sivaji Ganeshan's Veera Pandiya Kattabomman, Thangar Bachchan's Pallikoodam and Madhavan film Arya.
All the office bearers of the Nadigar Sangam would attend this function. Other personalities and veteran like director Bharatiraja, Vijaya T Rajender, Parthiban, Thangar Bachchan, Sathyaraj, Cheeyan Vikram, Sneha, Sri Priya, Nayantara and Bhavana, will also attend the event. Tamil Cinema's two shining stars kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth are expected to participate in the se events too.
The function would be attended by office-bearers of the Nadigar Sangam and popular film personalities including director Bharatiraja, Vijaya T. Rajender, Parthiban, and Thangar Bachchan, actors Sathyaraj, Cheeyan Vikram, actresses Sneha, Sri Priya, Nayantara, and Bhavana among others.
It is expected that leading stars like Rajini, Kamal and Ajith will be participate in all the two shows to help to raise more funds.