After he was conferred Life Time Achievement award by Tamil Chamber of Commerce, Ulaga Nayakan Kamal Haasan, said, ”Needless to say, I am honoured to be the recipient of this award. When I was young, I was always part of the audience in this very stage. I have seen famous actors and directors addressing the gathering, wondering if I will ever get to be on the stage. Finally the day has come, it has been a long beautiful journey.’
‘I am thankful to my family who let me take up this profession instead of stifling my dreams. If I had not taken up this profession, I would’ve been a very average boy since my heart would’ve always throbbed for this. Even if I had not made it big as an actor, I would be still watching cinema. Cinema is my passion, not profession,’ said Kamal Haasan.
‘When I was just 17, R C Shakthi (film director) gave me a small notebook and encouraged me to write scripts. The applause I get while performing is what keeps me going strong,’ he added.