Star Vijay to celebrate Kamal Hassan's birthday

MUMBAI: If the Hindi Entertainment channels go ballistic over Big B's birthday celebration, its time for the Tamil entertainment channel Star Vijay to turn on the camera for Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan's birthday. 

Star's Tamil Entertainment channel has special plans to celebrate Hassan's 49th Birthday today.


Winner of over three National Awards and 10 Filmfare awards, an actor-director-writer-producer Kamal Hassan has been awarded the Padmashree title. While he has over 200 films to his credit, he achieved a sort of stardom at the young age of three. He won the President's gold medal for the best child artiste in the first film.

In a bid to build up the relations with the film industry, Vijay TV has slotted a wide array of special programs on the channel, from dawn to dusk, to celebrate the remarkable actor's birthday, says a company release.

At 8:30am in the morning, Star's Tamil channel started off the day long celebration with Hello Thamizha. The audience got a chance to wish Hassan live on his birthday, beside the programme featured some of Hassan's hit songs and unforgettable scenes.

Throughout the day, the channel will be airing special fillers detailing the milestones in the actor's life. Beside that there channel is flashing birthday wishes to the star all day long.

At 2:00 pm in the movie slotVelli Thirai, Kamal's memorable silent comedy film Pesum Padam, which was dubbed as Pushpak for the Hindi Audience, starring himself alongside Amala will be featured on the channel. 

Whilst the celebrations are on, the highlight of the day is Naayagan at 9:30pm, a one hour slot where Hassan will be sharing his life with the audience. Hassan will take the viewers through some known and some lesser-known episodes in his life, like the part where he worked as a barber in a saloon near his house.

Besides Hassan sharing his life, the programme will also showcase his dear and near ones like brother Charu Hassan, Balu Mahendra, K.Balachander, AVM Saravanan, R.C. Shakti talking about their memorable moments with him.

The channel, to wrap up the day, has a a special mock telephonic interview segment Saghalai vs Raghalai scheduled to air at 10.30 pm, which will showcases his career's best comedy scenes.

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