Monday, Jan 27, 2020 | Last Update : 12:00 PM IST

Indebted to K Balachander

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Sep 24, 2018, 12:09 am IST
Updated : Sep 24, 2018, 12:09 am IST

Actor Kamal Hassan credits legendary director K. Balachander for making him the star he is today.

Kamal Haasan
 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, who was recently seen in Vishwaroopam 2, is a versatile star. The actor owes much of his success and stardom to director K. Balachander.

Kamal recalls his bond with the director and says, “I received great advice from a person who didn’t respect stars at all. Mr Balachander would say ‘if you are going to be a star then better be prepared for that’.”

Meanwhile, Kamal is looking forward to Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero, in which he plays a dwarf. Kamal had played a similar role earlier in Appu Raja.

He says, “I am sure he has a great plan in place as he has invested in it. He has put his money where his mouth is. That’s commendable. He is a great actor and I am looking forward to watching it.”

Tags: kamal haasan, vishwaroopam 2, k. balachander