The foundation laying ceremony for Nadigar Sangam‘s new building has been happening since morning. The Association’s General Secretary, Vishal inaugurated the function by laying the first brick. Popular actors and actresses have been gathering at the ceremony.
At 11:30 AM, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan arrived to grace the event. After doing the formalities, Kamal spoke to the media where he said, The new Nadigar Sangam building will serve as a huge castle to the actors.
Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth, who met the Malaysian Prime Minister at his residence earlier today, has also arrived at the function. He remarked, The Nadigar Sangam foundation laying ceremony is a success.
In 2015, the Tamil film industry divided into two factions after the then Nadigar Sangam president Sarathkumar decided to demolish the old building and construct a commercial complex. He leased out the land of the Nadigar Sangam to a private company for 30 years. It snowballed into a major controversy and led to actor Vishal forming a team to contest the elections for the office of the association.
The team led by Vishal turned the incumbent tide against actor Sarathkumar. During the long and bitter campaign, both parties had a mud-slinging contest that even affected the relationships between the actors in the Tamil film industry to some extent.