Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Vijay laud the CM
October 10, 2009

The 86-year-old Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was awarded the Ulaga Kalai Padaipaali award for his yeoman service in the film industry, which began at the age of 17, at the All-India Film Workers Conference that began yesterday. The CM was presented with a golden pen with names of all the movies (74 films) for which he had penned the script or story. The award was presented by the FEFSI Chief VC Guhanathan and the office bearers.

The officials of the film associations from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Mumbai also felicitated the CM. On behalf of Kerala, Sabu Cyril and Mammooty honored the CM with a silk shawl. Similarly, the CM was felicitated by Kollywood’s directors, producers, actors and actresses, which included K Balachander, Bharathiraja, SA Chandrasekar, P Vasu, SP Muthuramam, Vijay Vikram, Vishal, Radha Ravi, Trisha and Sunaina.

The film technicians were in for a surprise when the CM made an announcement that plans are afoot to construct a house for every one of them.

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Rajesh Khanna, VC Guhanathan and Mammooty spoke lauding the achievements of the CM.

The event ended with a grand cultural fest that was hosted by actress Sripriya.

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