By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sarath Kumar, the president of South Indian Artists Association still doubts the presence of big stars like Rajini, Kamal and Ajith in the star night being planned for October. Sarath Kumar announced a star show programme to celebrate the 75 th anniversary of Tamil cinema and to raise funds for construction of a hi-tech commercial complex at the premises of artist association. He had earlier planned to conduct a star night in Malaysia and Singapore in August. It was also informed that the non-attendees of this event would receive a red card.
Despite this announcement and due to non-availability of many big names, the star night was postponed to January with the thought all the kingpins would grace the event with their presence. However, as things have turned out, Rajini and Kamal Hassan have reportedly turned down the invitation.
Besides, it is also rumored that many stars feel awkward attending such star nights on a regular basis, which are conducted mainly for raising money. And it seems many would actually turn their back to the invitation. As the two biggies have shown their disinterest, others might just follow suit. Ajith, in particular, is always the one to avoid such functions. It might be recalled here that he did not attend the mega star night conducted by the then president of the association, Vijayakanth, a few years ago.