D40 – The function to celebrate 40 years of the Directors’ Association was held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Saturday, 23rd Oct. The event was attended by almost all the directors of the industry and was also illuminated with the presence of many of the top stars including Super star Rajinikanth, Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Vikram.
Rajini, who had come with his wife Latha was the cynosure of all eyes. K. Balachander, Rajni’s mentor and legandary director in Kollywood, interviewed Rajinikanth which enthralled the spectators. To catch up with the interview Click here
However our honourable CM M Karunanidhi who never misses such events was missing in this entire extravaganza,even though he was invited.
Why did our CM give a miss to the event? Sources say, though Kalaignar was invited to attend the function, his name was missing in the invitation. As it turned out, Kalaignar stayed away from the event .
Well!!The Association’s representatives probably thought that the ensuing elections to the State Assembly early next year might throw up some ‘surprises’ and weren’t overtly willing to align themselves with the ruling outfit!
It may be worth mentioning here that Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was felicitated by the entire Tamil film industry few months ago for his gesture to allocate land and housing for the technicians in the Tamil film industry.