The four-day Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema has successfully come to an end on Tuesday (September 24). The closing ceremony was attended by some of the big names of South films along with President Of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. As in every function, now, the drawbacks of the event have come under scanner.
The first among them is that there are murmurs on stars being treated badly by the organisers. There are reports that Illayathalapathy Vijay was not treated well and was insulted at the Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema. Prior to the event, there were doubts on the Velayudham star making it to the event. It was because the actor was not happy with the industry men and the state government because nobody stood by him when his movie Thalaivaa faced release problems.
It is now reported that Vijay was invited to the function at the last minute. The actor was not willing to attend the function, but half-heartedly he graced the Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema. To add salt to the injury, the Illayathalapathy was given the seat in the last row. While actors of his age were seated in the front rows, he was given the seat in the end. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Vijay Maintained Silence
Vijay was upset the way he was made to sit, but he did not complain. The actor was silent and was sitting alone initially.
Chiyaan Joined Vijay
Later, Chiyaan Vikram joined him. The Anniyan star was reportedly given the seat in the front row. But he chose to sit next to the Thuppakki actor.
Vijay With Aishwarya
Vijay was also joined by Aishwarya Dhanush. She, along with Vikram and Vijay, was seen chatting at the event.
Apart from Vijay, there are many, who think that the Centenary Celebrations of Indian Cinema was not well organised. At the basic level, the organisers have failed to recognise the talents, who have put the South films on the map of Indian cinema.
Celebs Who Missed The Function
When it comes to Tamil industry, Vadivelu, Bharathi Raja, Shankar, Mani Rathnam, P Sushila, S Janaki, AR Rahman and many others' contribution was not honoured. The absence of such names did not add weightage to the function.
R Naryana Murthy
Telugu director R Naryana Murthy echoed the same thoughts as he criticised the organisers for failing to recognise the real contributors for the growth of Telugu cinema.