A few weeks ago, Malayalam filmmaker, Alphonse Putharen who directed the iconic film Premam took to the comments section on Kamal Haasan's post and requested him to take a masterclass on Michael Madana Kamarajan. Heeding Alphonse Putharen's request, Kamal Haasan took to Instagram to share a series of photos on his Instagram page and spoke in detail about important scenes from his iconic film, Michael Madana Kamarajan. Kamal Haasan also had a word of advice to the new-age filmmakers and motivated them.
Kamal haasan wrote, "Here’s replying to the request of Mr.Alphonse and many more puthrans, when I said master class I was not talking about me as the master . The reason I did not teach is because teaching needs a bigger sacrifice, that which equals a mother. I am a student ,a perennial student which means I am more selfish than a teacher and I am willing to learn with the class but to address a class am not too sure .Not that am nervous but it’s because I have a bigger appetite than a teacher and that’s why I need more teachers ,like I need a bigger plate to eat from. I have always stayed that way and this is the reason why I learnt so much from Mr.Ananthu ,Mr.Singeetham and Mr.K.Balachander ,who are all masters at the art of teaching which is one of the noblest and ancient professions. I have always had gurus who only gave and I am trying to emulate the same quality and share my experiences during my learning process, but only if you return the favour by promising to do better than I and my gurus. New age filmmakers should move beyond being awed by what we did 30 years ago and create their own classics now."