Rajini attends Kamal’s Balachander statue unveiling
Superstar Rajinikanth, ace director Mani Ratnam and others attended the unveiling function of a statue of legendary filmmaker K Balachander by actor-politician Kamal Haasan in Chennai today.
The statue has been erected by Kamal, a student of Balachander, at the office of Raj Kamal Films International in Chennai.
A day after unveiling a statue of his father and freedom fighter Srinivasan at his native Paramakudi on his birthday, Kamal today opened the statue of his mentor.
On Thursday, speaking in Paramakudi, Kamal said this was the happiest birthday in his life after his fifth, which was then organised by his sister-in-law.
Heaping laurels on his father, the Makkal Needhi Maiam founder said, “He wanted me to study for IAS and when I told him that I preferred to be an artist he was slightly disappointed but asked me to at least study music. The humour and anger for a cause were all qualities I inherited from him.”