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Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 14:00
Update : All arrangements in place for Hiru Golden Film Awards which would bring the local cinema to international arena Bollywood superstars Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, and Neha Dhupia also arrived in the island

The Hiru Golden Film Awards organized according to international standards will begin at 6 in the evening today at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium premises with the participation of a galaxy of local and Bollywood superstars.

The Hiru Golden Film Awards will be the largest local cinema award ceremony that would leave a golden note in the history of Sri Lankan cinema.

Several other Bollywood superstars including Bipasha Basu, Neha Dupia, Anil Kapoor and Sunil Shetti also arrived in the island this morning.

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

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

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

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

At the same time, 16 years ago, the local radio industry was also given a 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.

By presenting the Hiru Golden Film Awards, the ABC network led by its chairman Rayynor Silva is preparing to take new 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 through the Hiru Golden Film Awards he expects to elevate the Sri Lankan Cinema to a new level.

He further said that this is the best time to help better the industry.

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

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

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

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

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