‘My first film appearance was in K Balachander sir’s Kannada film, Sundara Swapnagalu, a remake of Sollathan Ninaikiren, in which I reprised the role played by Kamal Haasan.
I was just a school kid in Class 9 when K Balachander sir signed me for Aval Oru Thodar Kathai. But I barely felt a difference between my school and KB sir’s sets.
‘When K Balachander sir stepped into cinema, there were two legends ruling the film industry: MGR sir and Sivaji sir, whose films were largely driven by their star power.
In his Kalyana Agathigal, there’s a line that says, “Happy women won’t create history.” It almost seems like KB took this too seriously to heart.