Some big giants of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Hasan, Sridevi, Rajnikanth and Gulzar came together in Mumbai to pay tribute to their renowned music maestro Ilaiyaraaja for giving the music to his 1000th film.
The megastar of Bollywood paid a tribute to the great musician by performing live in front of him in the audience. The 72-year-old actor said he never dared to sing in front of Ilaiyaraaja. While felicitating the maestro Amitabh Bachchan described him as genius and thanked him for always correcting the mega star.
Kamal Hasan and Rajnikanth also shared their experiences of working with him on this beautiful event. Kamal said “Raja has become a part of my life. Today I got the opportunity of hugging him. He is a bit shy. I knew that he would do his 1000th film and I am glad that his 786th film was with me.”
Music composer Ilaiyaaraja who is also a songwriter, instrumentalist and singer entered the music industry in late seventies. The composer who works mainly in South Indian cinema has given music to 1000 movies and he has composed more than 5000 songs. he has given music to many of Amitabh Bachchan’s film including ‘Paa’
Besides these legendary icons of Indian cinema Jaya bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Dhanush, Tabu and Shruti Hasan were also present to honor one of the leading music composer of Indian cinema.