Superstar Rajinikanth and Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan, the two eyes of Kollywood, have acted together in 10 films. Of these, three were with eminent director K. Balachander, who had a great hand in shaping their careers.
Lavish in his unstinted praise of Kamal Haasan at the felicitation function by Vijay TV, Rajinikanth said he learned acting watching Kamal Haasan.
“Kamal was already a star when I made my debut. He had no ego to act alongside a greenhorn when one word against me would have spelt my ruin. KB sir once chided me for not watching Kamal act when my focus had drifted elsewhere with a cigarette for company,” Superstar recalled the poignant moments.
In the same mood, Rajinikanth said he had the good sense to find his own way of success as there was no way he could have matched the acting brilliance of Kamal. Sharing a rare gem, Rajinikanth said Kamal’s acting talent floored even Bollywood pioneers Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.
‘If one has to talk of Kamal’s achievements, it could well take two days,” was Rajinikanth’s special and fitting parting shot.