The lead at last after decades in showbiz


Compiled by C. ARUNO, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN

A VETERAN actor who has appeared in more than 100 films in supporting roles will play the hero for the first time in his latest film, Makkal Osai reported.

It is a case of better late than never for Indian actor PV Nambirajan, 83.

Directed by Udumalai S. Ajmer, the film titled Asthivaram will make history for having the oldest lead actor.

Many leading actors such as Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan had put on make-up and prosthetics to appear as older characters but this will be the first time a much older actor is being given such a role, the director said.

> SJK (T) Ladang Sri Gading in Batu Pahat, Johor, won first place in a national competition on student discipline management, Makkal Osai reported.

Headmistress S. Kalyani said the school had won first place in the district- and state-level evaluations before receiving the national-level award. She attributed the victory to the cooperation from teachers, parents and pupils.

The school was founded in 1941 in the Seri Gading estate.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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