Passion and Kamal Haasan have been inseparable. Although, he is a maverick actor by all standards he still rises to certain occasions with childlike excitement. One such case worth mention would be his recent contribution as a singer for a theme which is dear to him.
As his close followers know, Ulganayagan is a big fan of Charlie Chaplin. For the Pankaj Kapoor starrer Happi which is touted to be a tribute to legendary comedian, Kamal hopped in to croon for a tune on short notice.
Recommended by none other than maestro Ilayaraja the actor arrived within half an hour after a phone call from the composer. After repeated efforts from the commissioned singer in the studio it is learnt that the composer was not at all satisfied. A brief chat concerning the same with Kamal over the phone for the composition titled Zindagi Dish saw Kamal in the studio moments later.
Glad to sing for the composer and for the inspiring setting of the song when a close source asked Kamal on his impulsive decision he replied ”K. Balachander, Shivaji Ganesan and Ilayaraja are my idols. I will run if they call me, there is no doubt about that. Can you ever forget from where you began?”