Chennai: The Tamil Film Director’s Association and Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) have the State government to re-install the statue of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan statue at an alternate location on the shores of Marina.
In a joint memorandum to the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, they high-lighted the importance of Sivaji in the history of Tamilnadu politics and Tamil cinema. It is a befitting honour to erect a statue for him on Marina for he took Tamil to the international arena through his acting skills and K’town wants Sivaji statue to be re-installed at Marina powerful rendition of dialogues.
They urged the State government to re-install the statue at an alternate location along the shores of Marina where the “breeze from the Bay of Bengal could continue to sing praises while it caresses his statue.”
It may be recalled that on 3 August, the statue of Sivaji Ganesan on Kamarajar Salai near Marina beach was removed following a High Court order citing traffic congestion.
The statue was installed on Kamarajar Salai in 2006 by the DMK government in honour of the actor.