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Kamal Haasan Remembers Iconic Filmmaker K Balachander On His 90th Birth Anniversary (Watch Video)

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July 9, 2020, marks the 90th birth anniversary of the iconic filmmaker K Balachander, fondly known as KB. He was one of a kind of a filmmaker, known for unconventional themes, bold content, realistic stories based on social issues and relationships, and much more. His finest contributions to the world of cinema will be cherished until eternity. KB, one of the most-loved and highly-respected filmmakers of the country, has shaped the careers of actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth and many others. Today, on his 90th birth anniversary, Kamal Haasan has paid tribute to the legendary filmmaker. K Balachander’s 90th Birth Anniversary: Looking at the Movies by the Revolutionary Filmmaker.

K Balachander had roped in Kamal Haasan for the film Arangetram and it was his first adult role. Kamal Haasan shared a tweet that read, “Mr K.Balachander A mere name with fame that I heard as a teenager. Who would have thought he would take many roles in the life of an actor like me. Benefactor, mentor, collaborator, father & now when I think of his child like energy, I feel the pride of a father. My salute to this important son of Indian Cinema.”

Kamal Haasan Remembers Director K Balachander

Kamal Haasan has worked with K Balachander in numerous projects. The films that they have done together include Sollathaan Ninaikkiren, Naan Avanillai, Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Apoorva Raagangal, Manmadha Leelai, Moondru Mudichu, Aaina, Maro Charitra, Ek Duuje Ke Liye, among many others.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2020 03:01 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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