Kamal Haasan remembers his mentor K Balachander on his birth anniversary

Kamal went on to describe Balachander's birthday as the day when their knowledge of cinema was enriched
Kamal Haasan remembers his mentor K Balachander on his birth anniversary

Actor Kamal Haasan paid rich tributes to legendary filmmaker K Balachander on the latter's 94th birth anniversary today.

In his video tribute, Kamal said he doesn't require a special day or an occasion to talk about KB, as people who know him will testify that not a single day of his life passes without referring to the filmmaker. He added that his tribute is not a display of his gratitude for having been nurtured by KB; even if he hadn't known him, he would have still been grateful for his contribution towards the art, as there are score of other actors and technicians to mouth the exact words he is uttering.

Kamal went on to describe Balachander's birthday as the day when their knowledge of cinema was enriched.

On the work front, Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 will be releasing on July 12, for which he has been taking out a whirlwind promotional tour. The film, backed by Lyca Productions' Subaskaran, will be releasing in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. There will also be Part 3 of the franchise that began in 1996.

The sequel to Indian is directed by Shankar and stars Kamal Haasan as Senapathy, the freedom fighter turned vigilante who fights against corruption. The ensemble cast of Indian 2 also includes Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, SJ Suryah, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Bobby Simha, Nedumudi Venu, Vivek, Kalidas Jayaram, Gulshan Grover, and Samuthirakani, among others. In the last press conference for the Indian sequel, Shankar also revealed that the film contains an animated version of RK Laxman's cartoon character, The Common Man.

Jayamohan, Kabilan Vairamuthu, and Lakshmi Saravana Kumar are credited as the dialogue writers of the film. It has cinematography by Ravi Varman, editing by Sreekar Prasad, and music by Anirudh Ravichander.

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