The dazzling time has begun with the inauguration of national level Cine Expo 2003. The much awaited Cine Expo 2003 has began in a colorful style at the Palace grounds in Bangalore on Friday at 5.30 pm. There was a huge turnout for the inaugural evening.
The Union Minister Ananthkumar announced a grant of Rs.10 lakh each from MP’s quota for Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and Kannada Cine Artistes Association building. Pointing a sharp remark Ananthkumar disclosed that today a film is difficult to run for 30 days and in such a juncture this Cine Expo of national standards is planned for 30 days. Let the Sandalwood – the Kannada film industry, grow to heights blessed the minister.
The union government has kept Rs.5 crore fund for artistes who are weak and feeble and recently given the industry status to films. The union government has the intentions of giving up-linking facility from India in the forthcoming months disclosed the Union Urban Development Minister Ananthkumar after inaugurating the Cine Expo-2003.
The dream girl of yesteryears Hemamalini graced the occasion and expressed her love for Bangalore and among a few cities she likes Bangalore is one. She inaugurated the cultural activities that have started with Dr.Suma Sudheendra troupe Veena recital.
The sitting MP and rebel star Ambarish thanked the Union Minister for announcing the grant of Rs.10 lakh for the Artists Association also. Ananthji has a good heart and is a lovable person. His intention of meeting the Prime Minister under my leadership for KFCC and development of Kannada film industry is admirable Ambarish felt.
Smt.Parvathamma Rajkumar declared open the stalls at the expo, cine stars Upendra, Sudeep, Darshan, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Thara, Soundarya, directors, producers and film chamber committee members were present at the gala inaugural evening.