The Bollywood legends have been invited for the centenary celebrations in Chennai, where AR Rahman and Ilaiyaraaja are expected to perform
Bollywood luminaries such as Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are on the guest list for the 100 years of Indian cinema celebration to be held in Chennai on September 1-3, 2013.
“Shahrukh and Amitabhji are on our guest list. We have requested them to lend their support in our celebration. We are hoping that they will take out time and join us,” said C Kalyan, President, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC).
The three-day event, which will bring together all the four South Indian film industries – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam – will be held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium. The chief ministers of all the four states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh – are expected to attend the event.
While the first day of the event is dedicated to the celebrations of Tamil and Malayalam industries, the second day is dedicated to Telugu and Kannada industries.
On the third and final day of event, Kalyan said, “Besides performances from all the four film industries, we also plan to release 50 stamps to felicitate famous personalities from each industry.”
Musicians Ilaiyaraaja or AR Rahman are likely to compose a special song for the event. “We have requested these musicians to compose a special song to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. They haven’t confirmed yet, but we hope to hear from them soon. This song is expected to be performed on the final day of the event,” said Kalyan.