That's why, Kamal Haasan is Ulaganayagan: Rajinikanth

On the occasion of Kamal Haasan completing 60 years in the movie industry, his family and fans organized a huge event in Chennai city that witnessed the attendance of several movie personalities.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: November 18, 2019 09:44 IST
That's why, Kamal Haasan is Ulaganayagan: Rajinikanth

Ilaiyarajaa's musical tribute to Kamal Haasan, at the event, is one of the major highlights of the event. AR Rahman too graced the occasion and he left within ten minutes since he had a flight to catch up. Rahman honored both Kamal and Ilaiyaraaja on the stage. Both Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay and Thala Ajith skipped the event. On behalf of Vijay, his parents SA Chandra Sekhar and Sobha attended the event. Karthi came to the event along with his father Sivakumar.

Kamal Haasan shared some untold stories of working with Ilaiyaraaja on the stage. Vijay's father made a powerful speech on the stage. Karthi, in his speech, revealed that he is a big fan of Kamal Haasan and experimented with Khaidi, without songs. Karthi told that Kamal already did the same long back and he just repeated the same. Vijay Sethupathi revealed that he could not act in Indian 2 when he got a role and hence he made a request to Kamal on stage to reconsider the same once again.
Rajinikanth made a powerful speech at the event. He said, "No one in the world acted, produced, written, directed, sang songs, and penned lyrics. No one acted in 10 characters, no one acted for 60 years hence he is Ulaganayagan. My struggle as a bus conductor was nothing in front of Kamal Haasan's struggle. I struggled because I hailed from a middle-class family. He born in an affluent, educated family yet worked as a barber, dance assistant and reached this position.
A part of the revenue of the Kamal60 event is going to goes to establish skill development centers in Tamil Nadu. Super Star Rajinikanth donated the cheque to the concerned people on the stage. Mani Ratnam, Vadivelu, Shankar, Manisha Koirala, Vijay Setupathi, Tamannah Bhatia, Devi Sri Prasad attended the event.