The Indian Centenary function was kick started with pride on Saturday evening (September 21) in Chennai. CM Jayalalithaa along with yesteryear actress B Sarojadevi, Simran and others inaugurated the function.
On the occasion, the state government, which has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the mega-event, honoured 59 legends of Tamil film industry for the contribution to the growth of Kollywood industry. Jayalalitha, who was the chief guest of the evening, honoured all the awardees with a miniature model of bioscope for their contribution to Tamil cinema.
From direction to production to acting to music composing, members from different crafts of cinema were bestowed upon with the award. In the actors' segment, yesteryear stalwarts such as SS Rajendran, Manorama, MN Rajam, Rajashree, Sharada, Kanchana, Jamuna, Krishakumari, Sowcar Janaki, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, and Sivakumar were awarded.
Current generation actors such as Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Trisha Krishnan, Meena, Simran and Vivek were too honoured. J Mahendran, CV Rajendran and P Vasu were honoured for their contribution as directors to the industry over the years.
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With Inputs BY IANS