Mumbai, Jan 7: Popular and super talented actor cum film maker Kamal Haasan said recently that he has got not one but too many mentors or people from whom he got inspiration for work. K. Balachander is his first guru says Kamal but equally important in his life were people like Ramesh Sippy, Balu Mahendra, Dasari Narayana Rao and P.Bharathiraja. He told these all last Sunday at the audio launching event of his film “Vishwaroopam”. He said he has screened the film first to some of his mentors.
However his mentors like Balu Mahendra and Dasari could not attend it. But then he received positive responses from Bharathiraja and Balachander for “Vishwaroopam”. The responses has left Kamal fully satisfied! The film is an action thriller to be released both in Tamil and Hindi languages. It stars not only Kamal Hassan but other actors like Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar.
The 58 years old superstar’s last release was in 2008 “Dasavathaaram”. He did many blockbusters and award winning films of Bollywood and Sandalwood. He was seen in serious roles as well as in comedy flicks in humorous roles. He worked behind the camera as a technician too in the past and did supporting roles following his comeback in films in the 70s.