Here is a good news for all Ajith Kumar fans. Well, the news is that the Thala, who never attends film functions or events, is finally gracing a function. It is none other than Centenary function of Indian Cinema.
According to sources, Ajith Kumar has given green signal to attend the function. However, it is not sure whether he is going to perform or not at the event. The event, which celebrates the journey of 100 years, will be attended by some of the big names of Indian films. Not only from Tamil movies, but also from South industries (Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam) along with Bollywood bigwigs are gracing the occasion.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will inaugurate the event today (September 21) at 4 pm at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. She will felicitate awardees from the Kollywood. The state government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for staging the event in Chennai.
Chief Ministers of four southern states, J Jayalalithaa, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Siddaramaiah, Oommen Chandy and President Pranab Mukherjee are attending the event.
While the opening day is dedicated to the Malayalam and Tamil industries, the second days is for Kannada and Telugu film industries. Continue reading the story on the slideshow....
Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and many others from Bollywood are expected to attend the event.
Vijay To Skip The Event?
Reportedly, Tamil star Illayathalapathy Vijay will not be attending the function.
It is said that Vijay is very disappointed with the film industry for not supporting when his Thalaivaa had release issues last month.
His Thalaivaa went through a lot of issues with theatres in Tamil Nadu refusing to screen the movies citing bomb threat.
Rajini and Kamal
On the other end, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan are ready to grace the function. They will be present on all four days.