Chief Minister Karunanidhi was awarded Rs.45 lakhs for the Screenplay and Lyrics for the film ‘Ilaignan’. Karunanidhi donated the whole amount to the differently disabled person’s fund. P.Vijay plays the lead role in the film ‘Ilaignan’.
The document released by Karunanidhi on this issue was as follows:
During the year 2004-2005 I wrote the Screenplay and Lyrics for the film ‘Mannin Maithan’, I was paid Rs.11 lakhs and Rs.10 lakhs for my work in ‘Kannamma’. The whole of Rs.21 lakhs, I donated to the whole amount to the Tsunami relief fund, which was directly given to the then Chief Minister Jayalalitha by M.K.Stalin in person.
The amount of Rs.25 lakhs, which I got for the work in ‘Uliyin Ossai’ during 9-7-2008, was given to the senior players in the Tamil film industry in person.
To add on to the list, a sum of Rs.50 lakhs which was paid for my work in ‘Penn Singam’ was given to the Chief Minister Relief fund on 14-9-2009. This amount was used for the higher studies of poor ‘Arunthiyar’ students. This amount enabled many students from that section to join Medical as well as Engineering colleges.
To follow on with my welfare activities, I will donate Rs.45 lakhs which was awarded for my work in ‘Ilaignan’ for the differently disabled person’s fund.