Movie Stars and Tamil politicians on Sunday paid respect to Tamil Nadu’s timeless icon, Sivaji Ganesan.
Honouring the late actor, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated a memorial on his birth anniversary in the presence of Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur Raju, senior members of South Indian Artistes Association and the family of Ganesan.
Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan also joined them. After hinting out that they could also join politics this is the first incident when the two stars are seen together on a same platform. Haasan has attacked the ruling AIADMK on issues such as corruption and the spread of dengue.
Rajinikanth after the programme while interacting with media said,”When asked Kamal Hassan how to be successful (in politics), he said, ‘Come along with me, then I will tell you.”
“If you have to succeed in politics, merely a name, fame, and money are not enough. It is something else that is needed” he added.
Legendary Tamil actor Ganesan had won many national and international awards, including the prestigious Chevalier Award from the French government.
A winner of the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke award, Ganesan had acted in over 300 films most of which were mega hits. Born on October 1, 1928, he died on July 21, 2001.