Updated: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:07:52 GMT
On-Spot: Ambareesh's birthday bash 

Celebs @ Ambareesh's 60th birthday bash

Jaya Prada, Sumalatha, Chiranjeevi, Shatrughan Sinha, Ambareesh, Rajnikanth, Mohan Babu, Khushboo (© Filmysouth)
  • Jaya Prada, Sumalatha, Chiranjeevi, Shatrughan Sinha, Ambareesh, Rajnikanth, Mohan Babu, Khushboo (© Filmysouth)
  • Ambareesh, Sadananda Gowda (© Filmysouth)
  • Shatrughan Sinha, Rajnikanth (© Filmysouth)
  • S P Balasubramaniam (© Filmysouth)
  • Darshan (© Filmysouth)
  • Chiranjeevi (© Filmysouth)
  • Ambareesh (© Filmysouth)
  • Shivaraj Kumar (© Filmysouth)
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Power and glamour came together to celebrate Kannada superstar Ambareesh's 60th birthday bash, which was attended by the likes of Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi and state Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda.

"I cannot express in words how ecstatic I am to have such great personalities, who have come to the function, as my friends," said an overwhelmed Ambareesh, who came with his wife, actress Sumalatha.

Organised by the Kannada film industry and Ambareesh's well-wishers, the function took place at the Palace Grounds, Mekhri Circle and big names from the film fraternity like Shatrughan Sinha, Shivaraj Kumar, Jaya Prada, S P Balasubramaniam, Jackie Shroff, Mohan Babu, Ganesh, Ravichandran and Darshan attended it.

Ambareesh's friends from Singapore, Malaysia and Middle East also came for the celebration.

Gowda, who had inaugurated a photo exhibition of Ambareesh Tuesday morning, was also present at the function along with former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa, union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and K.H. Muniappa and Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar.

Apart from the celebrities, fans from and around the state came and stayed in the city for three days to celebrate their favourite star's birthday.

Rajnikanth said he was proud of his friendship with the legendary actor and added: "He stands for friendship, generosity and uniqueness."

Praising Ambareesh, Chiranjeevi said: "He has a big heart to take any number of friends. The fact that many top stars have assembled here is only to express our great friendship with Ambareesh and in appreciation of his qualitative values. He had also motivated me in recent days when I was undergoing depression."

Click on, for exclusive snaps from the birthday bash.

Images: Filmysouth

Text: IANS

Source: India Syndicate