Film icon Kamal Hassan was left blushing during the gala inauguration of a retrospective of his films, when his partner Gauthami was referred to as Mrs Kamal Hassan on stage, in front of a packed audience.
The 55-year-old veteran was accompanied by the South Indian actress and her daughter Subbalakshmi at the function which was attended by Minister of Information and broadcasting Ambika Soni among others.
S M Khan, the Director of Directorate of Film Festivals which organised the event, thanked “Mr Kamal Hassan and Mrs Kamal Hassan” for attending the event.
“They are not married and have always been very open about the nature of their relationship. The mistake rarely happens because every body knows that they are not married,” said a source close to the actor.
The Padmashri winning actor and director, however, later took the mic to wish Gauthami a very happy birthday and thanked her for accompanying him to the event.
Soni also congratulated the actress on her birthday, thanking her for taking out time to be at the event.
Hassan and Gauthami have been together for the past three years after the actor split from his wife Sarika in 2002.
The actor’s two daughters with Sarika, Shruthi and Akshara often make public appearances with Gauthami.