Dedication, hard work and talent shine through. We’ll bring you more celebrity stories each week. Karen, editor
It was interesting to read The Big Story (‘Dhanush Ordinary Hero’, February 27) and realise he wasn’t well known until recently. When he first entered the film industry he was known as director Selvaraghavan’s brother. His first film wasn’t a success but he became a household name with the song Why this Kolaveri di. Then came his National Award, which gave him recognition in the South.
After all these accolades, and as the son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth, he was very well known in the South. But after the success of his first Hindi film Raanjhanaa, he became famous in the North as well. Now with his film, Shamitabh, with Amitabh Bachchan, he is world famous. His hard work has taken him to dizzy heights, but it’s nice to know that he is such a very helpful person and was responsible for spotting talented actors such as Sivakarthikeyan. Great feature!
What a pleasant surprise to see a feature on the South Indian actor Dhanush. It’s not often that actors like him get a lot of exposure. An extremely talented person, he is proof that good looks are not necessary to make a mark in the world of cinema. I’m looking forward to seeing more such actors and their life stories in Friday.
The feature about the woman who was forced to have her leg amputated (‘Why I was happy to lose my leg’, February 27) following a riding accident was extremely moving. I was overwhelmed by her positivity and attitude towards life. It made me thankful for all the things I have and was a reminder to not moan about the small things in life.
I’d like to wish Belinda Gatland all the very best. I am sure she will have a very happy life now that she no longer suffers from such terrible pain and can run and play with her little boy on her prosthetic leg.
Belinda Gatland’s story was one of the most amazing features I’ve read in a long time. I amsurprised that the doctors weren’t able to diagnose her condition accurately and offer the right treatment immediately after her accident. I can’t imagine the pain she must have endured for 18 years as doctors failed to spot that she had multiple fractures and then that the blood supply to her leg had been cut off and the bone had died.
The fact that she is right here in Dubai was a pleasant surprise too. I hope to meet her one of these days. Thank you for publishing such motivational and inspirational
features in Friday week after week.
Belinda’s bravery proves that we must confront our fears