• Sivaji Ganesan was particularly impressed by the technical advances in Hollywood. He also suggested that the Indian film industry learn the art of movie promotion. Sivaji is known to have said, “It is high time we emulated the Americans.”
  • Dressed in traditional South Indian attire, Sivaji Ganesan was snapped with actors Charlton Heston, Jim Garner, Jack Lemmon, George Chandler and Walter Pidgeon.
  • In an interview published by The Hindu in 1994, Sivaji revealed that he presented Heston’s wife with a sari and even showed her how to drape it, much to the joy of others.
  • Upon his return to Madras, Sivaji Ganesan was received by actors Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, B Saroja Devi, Anjali Devi, Devika, MR Radha and JP Chandrababu.
  • After a quick visit to his residence in T Nagar, Sivaji hopped onto a flower-bedecked lorry, which took him to the PS High School grounds, where the actor addressed the gathering.