Cheran: Don’t keep Sivaji Ganesan movie titles for new films

"Don't keep Sivaji Ganesan's timeless classic titles for the present crop of movies. Today, anyone can act in films irrespective of whether you have acting talent or not.

So, by keeping the titles of thespian Sivaji Ganesan's films, the present filmmakers are bringing disrespect to the legendary actor. I am an ardent fan of Sivaji sir.
And I have only registered the feelings of millions of Sivaji fans here," remarked actor/filmmaker Cheran at the trailer launch of the digitalised version of 1963 Sivaji Ganesan classic Karnan. Similarly, he also urged Kollywood directors not to use iconic MGR titles.
He challenged K'town filmmakers to remake a Sivaji Ganesan film. "One can remake Billa(s) and Maapillai(s), but it is impossible to remake Sivaji's immortal Tamil movies."
Kamala theatre owner Chidambaram wondered aloud, "When Amitabh Bachchan's statue can make its way to Madame Tussauds' in London, why not Sivaji Ganesan's?" He also said he would contribute `1 lakh for any efforts made to correct this situation.
Sivaji's son, producer Ramkumar, director Panthulu's daughter B.R. Vijayalakshmi, actor Sridhar, singer P. Susheela, musician T.K. Ramamoorthy and Andha Suresh were present on the occasion.


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