Mumbai: When south India’s biggest superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan joined politics, it was believed that there will be differences between the two long-time friends. But much to our pleasant surprise, they walked down the memory lane while addressing the fans at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
“Kamal and I cannot forget our trip together during Ninaithale Inikkum. Kamal was a big star at the time and I was just starting out. But, he always treated me well. He embraced me with affection,” said Rajinikanth. “Kamal used to get a separate car for sightseeing. But, he used to send for me and take me along.”
“It was my first time in Malaysia. After the shooting, Kamal and I used to go out to enjoy the nightlife in Malaysia. We used to be out until 3 am or 4 am and go to sleep after that. But, K Balachander sir begins shooting at 7 am,” he recalled, saying both of them used to receive an earful from the legendary director Balachander, who mentored the movie icons. Kamal also said it was an unforgettable trip for him as well.
Kamal even spoke in the plural when he was asked to comment on becoming active in politics. “We never wanted this. But, we were forced into it by the circumstances,” he said.
The two have worked together in as many as 11 movies, including Bollywood movie ‘Geraftaar’ which released in 1985.