The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy, in an official statement, said that he would not be able to attend the opening ceremony of the Sivaji Ganesan Manimandapam, which is scheduled to take place in Adyar, Chennai tomorrow.
According to the Chief Minister’s press statement, “I have great respect for Sivaji Ganesan sir. We had planned to open the Manimandapam for Sivaji Ganesan on his birth anniversary on October 1. I was supposed to come, but due to prior commitments, I won’t be able to attend the function. Deputy CM O Pannerselvam and Minster Jayakumar will grace the occasion.”
Following this, the Nadigar Sangam, in a press release, requested the CM to reconsider his decision. “Sivaji Ganesan sir is a pride to Tamil cinema. We request the Chief Minister to attend the function and make it a grand event,” the statement read.
While the invitation to the ceremony has been sent to all the actors, it is unclear whether Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth will be attending the function.