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The grass is greener...

Most stars of the Malayalam film industry get a taste of what celebrity treatment is all about in neighbouring Kollywood.

Actors and actresses are literally pampered while on the sets of Tamil films, says comedienne Kalapana, who appeared the other day on Asianet's music-based quiz programme, `Saregamapadanesa', hosted by playback singer, M. G. Sreekumar.

``The costume pieces would be neatly arranged on coat-hangers and the food carefully packed into tiffin-carriers. In fact, an entire team of assistants would be on the standby to take care of the needs of the actors and actresses," Kalpana recalled.

In contrast, there is no preferential treatment on the sets of a Malayalam film. "One has to make do with what one gets. Shooting here is almost a family act," points out Kalpana.

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