Kamal Haasan Speaks Out: Why He Chooses Not to Collaborate with Rajinikanth

In a recent interview, Kamal Haasan clarified that their decision not to collaborate further was mutual and not rooted in rivalry. He emphasized their shared history and mentors, dismissing any notions of competition.

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Prerit Chauhan  |  July 02nd 2024 03:22 PM |  Updated: July 02nd 2024 03:22 PM

Kamal Haasan Speaks Out: Why He Chooses Not to Collaborate with Rajinikanth

Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth stand as towering figures in the realm of South Indian cinema, each revered for their charisma, acting prowess, and enduring impact on the industry. With a collective presence spanning decades, their collaboration has left an indelible mark on both Tamil and Hindi cinema.

Cinematic Collaborations

The duo shared the screen in approximately 16 Tamil films, showcasing their versatile acting abilities in classics such as 'Apoorva Raagangal', '16 Vayathinile', and 'Thillu Mullu'. These films not only exemplified their artistic range but also cemented their status as leading stars in the industry. Their foray into Hindi cinema culminated in the 1985 film 'Geraftaar', alongside the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, marking a significant moment of crossover success.

The Untold Narrative: Post-'Geraftaar'

Following 'Geraftaar', a silence ensued in their on-screen partnership, prompting speculation about underlying tensions. Kamal Haasan recently shed light on their relationship dynamics, addressing long-standing rumors of discord. In a candid interview with , he clarified that their decision not to collaborate further was not rooted in rivalry but rather in a mutual understanding forged early in their careers.

Insights into Their Relationship

Kamal Haasan emphasized that their cinematic legacy speaks for itself, with a rich tapestry of shared experiences already etched into film history. "There's no need for a new collaboration between us because we have already worked together on many films," he remarked, underscoring the depth of their past collaborations. Reflecting on their bond, he affirmed, "We are not competitors; we share the same mentors," hinting at a bond that transcends mere professional rivalry.

The Professional Front

Amidst these reflections, Kamal Haasan continues to chart new territories in cinema. His recent outing in 'Kalki 2898 AD' has garnered attention, showcasing his enduring relevance and commitment to pushing cinematic boundaries. Upcoming projects, notably 'Hindustani 2', set for release on July 12th, promise to further elevate his stature as a cinematic icon.


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