Five days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulated actor Kamal Haasan on being chosen for the Chevalier Award, the actor has sent the CM the following message:
Thank you very much for your kind words on my Chevalier award. Someone remarked, "How nice of another state's head to lavish you with praise. I interjected, "He is not another state’s CM. He is my state's CM. Ask any film-going Malayalee which state I belong to."
In a letter sent to the actor, the Kerala CM had said, “You have been chosen for the prestigious Chevalier Award for placing the Indian cinema on the top of world films through your multi-faceted personality.”
The CM also added that Kamal’s humility was apparent in his act of dedicating the award to his fans and well-wishers.
Kamal’s first independent film as lead actor was “Kanyakumari”, a Malayalam film which won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He appeared in many more Malayalam films through the seventies and eighties.
Kamal Haasan, who is recovering from an injury, has tweeted that he has started the paperwork again for his upcoming trilingual film “Sabaash Naidu”.
Started paper work again on Kundu/ Naidu walking now ready to run show again mind is flying gaining altitude. Good enough a progression.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 28, 2016
He has also promised to reveal to his fans the “near miss” that he had with the accident.
Later will share the near miss I had My story has to be told. Can't finish with a fall. Thanks to doctors well wishers and physiotherapy— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 28, 2016