Ace cinematographer-turned Director Santosh Sivan was talked with the Padma Shri, by the Government Of India on Republic Day.
A clearly joyous Santosh Sivan said: “Came as a welcome shock. I’m appreciative to the Tamil film industry for this respect. It is the starting of a new section in my life.”
Santosh thanked the graduates of the movie and Television organisation of India for suggesting his name for this prestigious respect.
The cinematographer turned Director and actor is now firing for Suriya’s Lingusamy directed Anjaan. He is utilising the latest type of Red Dragon digital camera for the film.