Kamal Haasan on Friday said his best innings in films would come over the next 10 years. “I am proud of my film industry”, he said and added: “I’ll keep doing films, as I know nothing else”.
The ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ was speaking at the inauguration of a three-day retrospective of his films, organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, to mark his 50 years in Indian cinema.
“I am not going to dwell on what has been done, but rather focus on what is to be done,” the actor said at the function attended by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni.
“This journey seems very short because I felt I had lot of time. I think I’ve been very lucky with my teachers or gurus. Literally, they’ve been my gurus; it’s not about working under somebody hence calling him guru instead of your boss. They were gurus,” he said.
In her address, Ambika Soni said, “Kamal Haasan as an artist over a period of time, balanced cinema with realism. His portrayal of different characters, created a pan India phenomenon, breaking the barriers of age groups, language and commercial interest.
Some of the character portrayals left a deep imprint across all generations. His multilingual cinematic versatility ensured a fan following reiterating his mass appeal and acceptance of his cinema as a unique artistic expression.”
Acknowledging the contribution of Kamal Haasan to cinema, the Minister said each of the films being screened during the festival had a strong social message.
Films such as, ‘Anbe Sivam, Virumaandi, Thevar Magan, Sagara Sangamam, Dasavatharam’ and ‘Nayagan’ would be screened during the three day festival.