During the glamorous night, R Balki said, "We are celebrating 1,000 films of Ilayaraja, but I want to clarify that 'Shamitabh' is not Ilayaraja's 1,000th film. Southern director Bala's film is the 1,000th film of Ilayaraja."
For fans of Tamil cinema, what a moment it was when the three biggest names stood together after aeons, Sridevi, flanked by Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth. Dressed in a sari with her hair pulled back, the actress stood tall among the legends. As the images from the even went viral online, many commented how the acting greats of cinema should unite on screen for a film.
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