Anniversary of late Dr. Ishari Velan Vels Institute press meet

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 14, 2019 18:57 IST
Anniversary of late Dr. Ishari Velan Vels Institute press meet

The 33rd anniversary of Dr. Ishari Velan was held this morning at Sathya Studios in Chennai, which was graced by the eminent personalities of Tamil film industry. The gathering also marked the commemoration of Late actor JK Rithesh, who passed away recently. The family members, relatives and friends of Dr. Ishari Velan were part of this event.
Producer K Rajan said, “To help others unconditionally happened to be the soulful life of Ishari Velan sir and he followed it all throughout his life. Both of us happen to be close friends and later our bonding got closer as relatives and our acquaintance was so strong till the end. Ishari Velan was an ardent follower of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR and followed all his principles fervently. He would often keep visiting him during his trips for performing at stage plays and during one such occasion, he departed from us all. He has raised his children in a great manner and has imparted a strong value that one should come up in life through their hard work. He is someone, who would be readily available to help anyone. His son Ishari Ganesh is fulfilling his entire father’s desire, especially the educational institutions. With the scenarios looking bleak in industry, his presence into the production of movies has been more prominent just as his father desired. When Ishari Velan passed away, his family was in debt of 3, 00,000 rupees, which was paid by Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, who later gave 30,000 to his family. With this investment, Ishari K Ganesh
Poochi Murugan said, “I am delighted and emotionally inclined to see the honour that Ishari K Ganesh has given to JK Rithesh on par with Ishari Velan sir. The children of drama artistes needn’t take up the same job and they are being supported greatly by Ishari K Ganesh sir. I request him to continue helping them.”
Actor Udhaya said, “Ishari Ganesh sir is my role model. It’s really a tougher task to repay the debts of Nadigar Sangam and it happened majorly due to the earnest support of him. JK Rithesh always used to desire that the Nadigar Sangam should function properly and am sure, it will happy and his wish will be fulfilled.”
Actor Nasser said, “The contribution and support extended by Ishari K Ganesh sir happens to be on the major reasons in having the Nadigar Sangam construction works happen successfully. The greatest highlight of today’s occasion is Ishari K Ganesh sir’s unconditional love and value for friendship in remembering his friend JK Rithesh and honoring him with the same respect for his father Ishari Velan sir. I take this opportunity in accepting the fact that JK Rithesh happens to be the major reason behind our stature in Nadigar Sangam.”
Dr. Ishari K Ganesh said, “We were supposed to how the anniversary of my father at the new building of Nadigar Sangam. However, it didn’t happen due to the pending works over the construction. We have been commemorating the anniversary of father over the past 15 years. Last year, my friend JK Rithesh took part in this graceful occasion, but I feel more distressed over his unexpected demise. I deeply pray that his soul may rest in peace. The new building of Nadigar Sangam will be erected sooner.”
The occasion was graced by the family members of Dr. Ishari Velan including Mahalakshmi, Selvi, Aarthi, Kamala Kannan and MGR Janaki College Correspondent Kumar and few other prominent personalities.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: April 22, 2020 14:41 IST
After Tamilnadu and Mumbai, journalists in Telangana affected with COVID-19; more details inside

Amidst the chaos caused by COVID-19, Government and the public are taking necessary precautions to control the malicious spread of the virus. But still, the virus seems to spread because of minor negligence and carelessness of some. The journalists are the essential social workers, who are carrying the duty of reporting the news to the public. Unfortunately, even journalists are getting affected by the virus. A few cases in the state of Tamil Nadu and Mumbai panicked everyone. A recent report states that a Telugu journalist has also been affected by this virus and has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mehboobnagar NTV staff reporter Ahmad Pasha, Cameraman Srinivas, and T-News staff reporter Naresh have tested positive. They have been moved to the isolation chambers at Mehboobnagar Government Hospital. Along with them are Prime 9 News staff reporter Shankar (Kotthapet), AP 24/7 staff reporter Harishankar (Gadwal).
While investigating their cause, it seems that they've got infected from Gadwal MLA Krishna Mohan Reddy. The MLA participated in the cremation ritual of his brother. MLA's brother passed away because of COVID-19. It looks like they've met him for consolation and had lunch with him. This has been recognized as the cause and it looks like each one of them went back to their homes after their lunch. Doctors and authorities are processing tests for their families too. The affected have moved them into isolation. They've alerted all the media personalities and channels to proceed with proper safety measures. The journalists are also under a keen watch now. They are taking strict measures.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: March 23, 2020 17:25 IST
FEFSI Union Head RK Selvamani requests actors and actress to lend a helping hand

With the rise in the number of positive coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, the state government has imposed a lockdown. The lockdown has had a huge impact on the film industry. The Union Head of the Film Employees Federation of South India has released a statement. In the statement, the union head reveals the dire state of the union workers.

He says the virus has disturbed the nation and society. It has crippled the workers and technicians from being able to earn a living. The union has over 25,000 members and nearly 10,000 of them are daily wage workers. With the shutting of film shoots, they lost their source of income.
Selvamani cites the example of a lightman who is unable to met day to day expenses. Selvamani urges the film fraternity to come forward and help the union in this time of crisis.
Selvamani has requested his fellow film industry colleagues, especially those who are doing well to support their needy industry mates. He has stated that if they were to help each family to get a pack of rice, it will cost them about 2 crore rupees. He has urged the film fraternity to help the families of workers without whom they the production of films will be impossible.
Actors such as Suriya, Karthi, Roshan and Manobala have come forward to help.
Also, Read COVID-19: Actors Suriya and Karthi donate to FEFSI Workers

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: March 13, 2020 19:29 IST
Super Star Rajinikanth's strategy going to fail?

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth said today that there should be more space for young people - those under the age of 45 - in politics. The 69-year-old superstar, whose entry into electoral politics is keenly anticipated ahead of Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu next year, also played down talk of chief ministership, saying he had "never imagined me as Chief Minister" and "only want(ed) change".

We need a good leader. A good leader is someone who creates leaders. It is selflessness that drives me. I want a movement and a wave to come up. I believe there will be a wave to fill the leadership wave created by the death of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi," he said. I have decided to be the party head, Rajinikanth said. "My proposal includes appointing educated and compassionate youngster as chief minister," he said. If he made the plunge, he said, he will encourage retired bureaucrats, judges and IPS and IAS officers would enter politics. He also called for a clear division between party and government.
Who will be the chief minister? Rajinikanth named no names at the Chennai event where his political vision outlined. But the veteran actor said he would pick a responsible, self-respecting person. After hearing this, we can recollect these words from someone from Telangana. Yes. During the Telangana movement, KCR announced that apart from him, he will make some other person as CM. Rajini's words are quite similar to KCR. Sources say that, as KCR failed to keep his promise, Rajini also might fail. If he really wants to see a change, it's a good thought of making someone else as CM. But if not? People will not believe Rajini anymore.