Monday, October 27, 2014
Akila Dhanuddhara was awarded the most popular actor
The son of director and actor Jackson Anthony, Akila Dhanuddhara, was awarded the most popular actor for his performance in Siri Parakum movieat the Hiru Golden Film Awards yesterday (Oct 25).
However, after he received the award his first reaction was to thank his father by saying ' thank you Appachchi'. Since the organizers of the event had stated that the most popular actor, actress and song were selected at the Hiru Golden Film Awards through SMS and voting through the film awards website, Akila thanking his father puzzled many who were at the award ceremony as well as those who were watching the event on TV.
However, Akila was able to defeat Ranjan Ramanayake, Roshan Ranawana and Saranaga Disasekara in winning the award.
Nevertheless, the critiques are of the opinion that most popular actor in Sri Lankan cinema is Ranjan Ramanayake. If he was not given the award on a political reason, the next most popular actor is Roshan Ranawana, they say. They further stated that when compared with the other nominees Akila can be placed at the last position.