While paying homage to the late director J Mahendran, Kamal Haasan said: “I was supposed to act in his Mullum Malarum. In fact, I was instrumental in forming the partnership between Mahendran and Balu Mahendra. Later, I worked almost like a production manager to make sure that Mullum Malarum hit the screens. From the beginning knew that it would be a wonderful movie”.
“Born in a nearby village to my place Paramakudi, I know Mahendran since his Thanga Pathakam days. Mahendran inspired a lot of filmmakers in Tamil cinema. He has lived a satisfactory life, made quality films and have a good family”, added Haasan.
“I wish Mahendran made more films in his career”, said the actor. Kamal and Mahendran worked together in films like Mogam Muppathu Varusham and Aadu Puli Aatam.