South film stars mourn demise of M Karunanidhi, many arrive to pay last respects

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Kollywood stars Rajinikanth, Dhanush, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Ajith, were among those who arrived to pay last respects.

Dhanush, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan meet M Karunanidhi one final time. (Photos: ANI)

Chennai: The death of DMK chief M Karunanidhi has brought grief not just to the people of Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country, but film stars working in various South film industries.

Several stars from Kollywood turned up in Chennai to pay their last respects as Karunanidhi’s mortal remains were being readied for burial at Rajaji Hall.

Like Karunadhi, the stars who went from films to politics, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were among those who arrived for the last rites.

Rajini was accompanied by son-in-law, actor-director Dhanush and many other stars like Suriya, Ajith, Sivakarthikeyan were also spotted.

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On Tuesday, as the news of the demise of the five-time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former screenwriter surfaced, social media was flooded with film stars' tribute for the leader and their messages expressing sadness.

Rajinikanth wrote, “This is a black day I can not forget in my lifetime of my artist's day. Let his soul rest in peace.”

Another actor-turned-politician Hema Malini called it as 'irreparable loss.'

 Many stars from Kollywood like Madhvan, Siddharth, Hansika, Jayam Ravi, Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, Trisha Krishnan, Vishal, among others took to Twitter to pay condolences to the family and express grief for the leader’s death, calling it an ‘end of an era’, ‘huge loss’ and fall of 'last Tamil Titan.’

Not just Kollywood, even stars from Malayalam film industry like Mohanlal, Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Kannada star Kichcha Sudeep and Bollywood’s Riteish Deshmukh also conveyed their thoughts on the politician.