Kamal Haasan – the name personifies uniqueness, hard work, dedication and exceptional creativity. His journey in filmdom began with Kalathur Kanamma at the age of five; and now after 50 years, there is no stopping him. He has not only proved himself to be a versatile actor, the star has excelled in the many roles of film making such as script writer, director, producer, singer, among others.
Vijay TV will celebrate 50 years of Kamal Haasan in its own exclusive way with a spate of events to be launched in the next six weeks. The celebrations, titled ‘Rin Ulaganayagan Kamal Aimbathu – Oru Thodarum Sarithiram’, will witness activities across the state. This exclusive event will be the first of its kind for any star and will be carried out in different phases.
Kamal Haasan, appearing on Vijay TV’s show ‘Kamal 50’, said, “These 50 years in cinema is not a single man’s achievement. There are many people in my life who have been an inspiration in making these 50 years happen; this is a team effort. I am thankful to my producers who have believed in me and my work. I will always be grateful to AVM Chettiar, Shanmugam Annachi, Iyakunar Sigaram, K. Balachander and many others who have always been my strength and watched out for me through these years. These 50 years would come in any person’s life; but it was Vijay TV that first presented this concept and was determined to celebrate this in a grand manner.”
He added, “It gives me great honour that most of my friends from the industry are present here today to address the media. They are the people who always speak well of me even in my absence and have been a source of support through my failures. Their willingness to be a part of this event gives me great pleasure. Only, now I have to make myself worthy of all the nice things that they have said or would tell about me in this forum and I will take this as my responsibility. This isn’t humility but my true self.”
“My friends, directors, producers and fans who have attended the meet today have always been with me, giving me strength, guiding and protecting me; a major contribution of this comes from the media. Vijay TV has also been a part of my life; they have been good critics and I am indebted to all of you for this,” he said.
“This is not the zenith of my life, but an incident that has happened without my realizing it. Suddenly, when faced with the question on these 50 years, I am telling the truth when I say I search for an answer. There is a lot more for me to achieve and I will take this as morning alarm to shake me up and continue my work; I would not think of this as an evening… thank you,” he concluded.