Kamal Haasan: The films of legends who have completed 50 years in Indian cinema to be shown at the Goan festival includes Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore and Asha Parekh. At first Kamal Haasan welcomed the gathering. A study on South Indian films compiled by FICCI was released by the Chief Minister and the first copy was received by Kamal on the occasion.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said entertainment industry in Tamil Nadu with a long track road should become the epicenter at the international level’ and there should be efforts to realize this goal.
The film studios in the State were comparable to the best in the world. Professionalism has become noticeable everywhere in the industry and our artistes are committed to their cause. South India Artistes Association president R Sarathkumar, Eros International group executive A P Parigi and Walt Disney Studios senior vice-president Michael Andreen also spoke on the occasion.
Ambika Soni, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day Media and Entertainment Business Conclave being organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in Chennai said a retrospective of Kamal Haasan films titled Kamal Film Festival would be held next year in New Delhi to celebrate the actor’s golden jubilee year in film industry.