Veteran actor Kamal Haasan reminisced how he got his first opportunity as lead hero in the film industry. Speaking at an audio launch event in Chennai, the Naayakudu actor shared, “When I was walking on a street, suddenly a man got off the car and asked me to come to his office the next day. I was sell-shocked and speechless for a moment. The man in question was none other than legendary director K. Balachander. Later, I visited his office the next day and my career, life has transformed greatly.”
Kamal added, “Balachander garu was then trying to make the film Apoorva Raagangal. He wanted to cast actor Srikanth (Tamil actor) but it didn’t work out as he was busy. Apparently, Balachander was telling his colleagues in the car that could we rope someone walking on the streets? Coincidentally, I was walking on the street just beside his car. He thought I’d be apt for role and got off the car and asked me. The rest is now a history. My guru Balachander always wanted to encourage youth, talent. Since he did so, I’m here on this stage. Had he not picked me that day, I’d have been a lawyer now arguing for few cases.” This is the story behind great actor Kamal Haasan.