The names of actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi will be etched on the boards outside the preview theatre coming up in the complex that is being constructed by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

The decision was arrived at after the chamber received a generous donation of Rs. 1 crore from Suriya and Karthi. “When Suriya and Karthi offered a donation, we wanted to name the theatre after them. But, they declined the offer and asked us to name it after their parents,” says C. Kalyan, the president. It is not an image-boosting exercise, the committee members insisted. “It just shows how deeply they value their parents,” said C. Kalyan.