‘I will strive to continue the legacy of K Balachander as his ‘son’ in Indian cinema, said actor Kamal Haasan.
After paying homage to the legendary film maker, who passed away recently, this morning at his house in Mylapore, Kamal Haasan, said, ‘He has given me a lot. Several roses were given to me by him and the biggest bouquet was perhaps when he agreed to do the movie Uttama Villain, which turned out to be his last’.
Kamal Haasan, who could not attend the funeral of KB as he was busy with post-production works for Uttama Villain in USA then, said, ‘his void should be filled by us by carrying forward the legacy’.
Calling KB a ‘man of generosity’, Kamal Haasan, said, ‘He introduced a host of talents and he is there inside everyone of them. KB will continue to live amidst us in the form of those, who were brought to cinema by him’.
I had spent almost everyday with him for over ten years during my early days of cinema, which taught me more about cinema. Those were the days of my investment for a long career in films’, added Kamal.
Even if you take away 30 films of Balachander, there are over 70 films that deserve standing ovation. Such was his mastery over the medium’, said Kamal.
On reports of his dream project Marudha Nayagam to be revived soon, Kamal, ‘It was one of the last wishes of K Balachander. I will make an announcement regarding the same soon’.
Earlier, Kamal along with Gowthami reached KB’s house at Warren Road in Mylapore and consoled the family of the film maker. KB’s son Prasanna and daughter Pushpa Kandaswamy were present in the house.