Ace filmmaker Priyadarshan’s Tamil film Sila Samayangel on AIDS Awareness has made it to the final round of selection for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. An excited Priyadarshan told IANS that his film is one of the 10 films and the only one from India in the final round.
“From these 10, five will make it to the Golden Globes, and the film has been cleared for its global premiere by Golden Globes. The HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) screening will take place on October 6 at Beverly Hills at 7 p.m. at the Real D Screening Room,” said Priyadarshan.
The film tells the story of eight characters who arrive at a pathology lab at 9 a.m to give their blood for an AIDS test and it ends at 5 p.m. when the results arrive. Produced by Vijay and Ganesh, the lead actor in the film is popular south Indian actor Prakash Raj.
Incidentally, this has come at a time when the hugely popular director’s 24-year marriage with actress Lissy ended, soon after when his Onam release Oppam, starring superstar Mohanlal turned out to be hit at the box office.
Meanwhile, Priyadarshan said on Friday that he and his actor wife Lissy Lakshmi have officially ended their marriage after both of them signed the legal documents in a court in Chennai. Following differences of opinion from 2014 onwards, the two had been living separately.
He said the court procedure on Friday was just a formality. “Let everyone be happy,” said the director, whose forte as a filmmaker was to make his audience laugh through his numerous films. “Today’s (procedure) was just a formality and both our children were not present as they are busy with their work,” Priyadarshan added.