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Everything in place for Hiru Golden Film Awards ceremony which would take Sri Lankan cinema to international stage. Several bollywood superstars to participate.-Video


The largest local cinema award ceremony that leaves a golden note in the history of Sri Lankan cinema will dawn by another two days.

The Hiru Golden Film Award organized to international standards will begin at 6 in the evening at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium premises tomorrow with the participation of local and Bollywood superstars.

Hiru Golden Film Award, the first of its kind, will award films screened in 2012 and 2013 and another 100 short films produced during the same period.

Hiru Golden Film Award is held at a time where there is a large vacuum in the local film industry.

Sri Lankan film industry which began 67 years ago passed its golden era where film personnel were appreciated. But no quality productions were screened afterward thereby making it one of the causes to collapse the industry.

In order to fill the vacuum, Hiru Golden Film Award, which was organized according to a concept by Asia Broadcasting Corporation Chairman Rayynor Silva, will take revolutionary profile in the local cinema industry.

At the same time, 16 years ago, the local radio industry was also given new perspective following a concept given by Asia Broadcasting Corporation Chairman Rayynor Silva. As a result, a family of radio channels such as Hiru FM, Sha FM, Sun FM, Gold FM and Sooriyan FM were introduced.

Leading in the arena, Asia Broadcasting Corporation later introduced its first Television channel Hiru TV which has already left its musing in the hearts of its viewers.

By presenting the Hiru Golden Film Award, the ABC network led by its chairman Rayynor Silva is preparing to take news steps for the betterment of the local cinema industry.

Expressing his views about the Hiru Golden Film Award, ABC network Chairman Rayynor Silva said that he is taking way through Hiru Golden Film Award to elevate the Sri Lankan cinema to new levels.

He further said that this is the best time of the industry if somebody wants to help better the industry.

One of the superstars out of the invited Bollywood star galaxy to participate in the Hiru Golden Film Award ceremony, Vevak Oberoi and super vocalist Alka Yagnik arrived in the country today.

The duo was warmly welcomed on their arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.

The final rehearsal of the ceremony was held yesterday and today. Several Indian veteran choreographers participated in the rehearsal.

The Hiru Golden Film Award has been organized to international standards, and several veteran and popular local film actors participated in the rehearsal.

Bollywood superstar Vivak Oberoi said that the Hiru Golden Film Award is clear proof of the commitment of Sri Lankans towards cinema.

Super Indian vocalist Alka Yagnik said that she would sing her best to entertain her Sri Lankan fans during the festival.

In addition, several other Bollywood superstars including Bipasha Basu, Neha Dupia, Anil Kapoor and Sunil Shetti are scheduled to arrive in the country tomorrow.

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