Kochi: Malayalam actor Prithviraj visited the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Friday as a sponsor of the pioneering art festival and described the ongoing event as the biggest cultural movement in Kerala's recent history.
"The event deserves full-fledged support from people across the state," the 30-year-old film personality said after taking a detailed view of the exhibits at the Aspinwall House, along with his wife Supriya Menon. "Loads of thoughts have worked behind each work of art here. It is a noble event for our people to come and experience," he said. The couple was guided by festival co-curator Bose Krishnamachari, president of the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
"There is no need to shy away from visiting the Biennale because you have no knowledge about art," Prithviraj said, adding that it was gratifying that the gala which began on December 12 last had already registered footfall of close to 2.5 lakh till date. He felt that the Biennale would "put Kerala on global art map."
On being a sponsor of the Biennale, Prithviraj said he had financially contributed "within my limitations" to the festival. "I hope more people will volunteer funds. Seeing the Biennale is also equally important."
The crowd, especially schoolchildren, was thrilled to see their favourite actor turning out to be a fellow visitor.