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Soundarya honoured, mom ‘proud’


New Delhi, April 29 :

Superstar Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya, whose directorial debut “Kochadaiiyaan” is set to release, was honoured with the NDTV Indian of the Year Technical Innovation in a Film award here Tuesday. And her mother Latha is relishing the moment.


The honour came Soundarya’s way for using ground-breaking technology in “Kochadaiiyaan”. The Rs.125 crore project is said to be the country’s first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie.

“It’s a proud moment for us. Her father got it a few years back for being an entertainer and now she is getting. The next generation is getting. It’s a wonderful feeling,” Latha told IANS.

Rajinikanth was selected as NDTV Indian Entertainer of the Year for 2007. 

“I’ve seen her creative energy since her childhood and I think it’s graduated to being an animator today and I think it’s pioneering effort what she has done,” said Latha, who has also sung a song for her daughter’s film slated for a May 9 release. 

Soundarya’s sister Aishwarya is also a filmmaker.