Veteran director Panchu Arunachalam celebrated his 70th birthday (Bheemaratha Shanthi) today in the city, instead of his hometown in Karaikudi.
Actor Kamal Haasan, Surya, Sneha, SA Chandresekaran,Radharavi, Venkat Prabhu, Parthiban RK Selvamani,Vaali, Jayam Ravi and many kollywood celebrities attended the event to seek the blessings from the couple.
Says Panchu’s son, actor Subbu Arunachalam (who played Arya’s brother in Boss Engira Baskaran), “Rajini wanted to be present at the Bheemaratha Shanthi (70th birthday), but he is unwell and taking rest in Singapore. In fact, we wanted to celebrate the occasion in Karaikudi. But Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan talked my father out of it. They said we should invite the entire industry for his Bheemaratha Shanthi. Latha Rajinikanth called up my father to wish him, and said Rajini and she would come home once the Superstar returns to Chennai. “