Kannada film Jogayya launch attended by Chiranjeevi, Surya and Vijay

The launch of 'Hatrick Hero' kannada actor Shivaraj Kumar's 100th film Jogayya directed by Prem was a colourful and grand affair. Mega Star Chiranjeevi and Kollywood superstars Vijay and Suriya also attended the function which was held at the Kanteerava Indoor stadium.

Chiranjeevi held the muhurath shot while Kannada actor Ambareesh switched on the camera and wished luck. Chiranjeevi was requested to speak in Telugu by his fans. Both Vijay and Suriya started off their speech with a Kannada sentence and later switched to Tamil.

Suriya said that his father gave him two photographs when he was young. "One was that of Goddess Chamundeshwari to seek her blessings. The other was of the Kannada movie star Dr. Raj Kumar for remembering him and following his footsteps in my profession. I am very happy to wish Shivaraj Kumar on this occassion. It is a big function and I hope that the film will also be a big hit", said Suriya.

Vijay thanked the Karnataka film fans for not encouraging video piracy in the state. He said that Shivaraj Kumar has always been his very good friend and he had watched the actor's films including AK 47, OM and Jogi. He also appreciated Shivaraj Kumar for acting in the remakes of old films by MGR, Super Star Rajnikanth and many others. "Shivaraj Kumar had acted in the remake of my own film Badri. He is certainly a versatile actor", said Vijay.

Mega Star Chiranjeevi remembered the great bond of friendhsip that he had with Dr. Raj Kumar, father of Shivaraj Kumar said that he was very pleased to be a part of the launch of Jogayya. "Dr. Raj Kumar sir called his fans Gods. It is certainly the biggest compliment that fans can get. He was a real 'Bangaradha Manushya' (God Man) and was affectionately called 'Annavru'. I am happy that Shivaraj Kumar has now taken the throne of his father and is enjoying all the love and affection of the Kannadigas. Despite the busy Assembly session, I chose to attend the function only because of Shivanna", said Chiranjeevi.

Ambareesh, Power Star Puneet Raj Kumar, Raghavendra Raj Kumar and Ms. Parvathamma Raj Kumar were present at the funciton. Shivanna was blessed by his mother Ms. Parvathamma Raj Kumar after the muhurath shot.