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Celebrating 75 years of sandalhood
Actor Kamalhassan. being honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yedyurappa during the 75th Year celebration of Kannada Film industry
Bangalore: Exhibition of rare unity by the Kannada cinema industry, the Government’s renewed assertion for the cause of Kannada cinema, a sound and serene message by artiste Kamal Haassan, special cultural fetes and a large audience turnout marked the beginning of the year-long celebrations of the 75th year of Kannada cinema at the Palace Grounds here on Sunday.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa promised that the Government would support all activities aimed at the overall development of Kannada cinema.
a grant of Rs. 5 crore for the construction of an Amrutamahotsava Bhavan.
Rs. 10 lakh for 50 select Kannada films as well as introduction of stringent laws to contain piracy of audio and video discs of Kannada films.
Mr. Kamal Haassan said he was not “learned” enough to address the gathering in Kannada, although he could speak the language. “I am reading out this Kannada speech written in Tamil. Artistes are above language, caste and religion. It is evident by my purposeful presence in this celebration,” he said amid thunderous applause.
The celebrations would be held from the 1st of March to the 3rd of March at the Palace Grounds, Bangalore.
KFCC president Jaimala spoke on the development of Kannada cinema.
Parvathamma Rajkumar, B. Saroja Devi, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh and Lakshmi were among those present...