On Sunday evening, a good news arrived for actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan when he received the French honour Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Letters (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). It was certain that a lot of congratulatory messages poured in for the veteran star on this achievement. Among them, his co-star and a close friend chose to refer him as the Sivaji Ganesan of this generation. It was none other than Thalaiva Rajinikanth.
As many would know, Sivaji Ganesan was a legendary actor of Tamil Cinema, who was also the first Indian actor to be presented with this honour received today by Kamal Haasan from the French government. Rajinikanth took to his Twitter account to congratulate Kamal and shared a post in the Tamil language. He wrote, “I wish this generation’s Chevalier Sivaji and my good friend Kamal Haasan for receiving the prestigious award.”
எங்கள் தலைமுறையின் நடிகர் திலகம் செவாலியர் அருமை நண்பர் கமல்ஹாசன் அவர்களுக்கு என்னுடைய மனமார்ந்த பாராட்டுக்கள்
— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) 22 August 2016
Both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have shared screen space in many movies in the early stage of their careers. Today it would be a delightful treat for their fans to see them back on-screen together.
Proud and happy, Kamal Haasan, dedicated this honour to his admirers and the audience who made him what he is today.
Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Letters is an honour, the French government bestows upon any artist for his contribution to furthering arts in France and throughout the world.
On the professional front, Rajinikanth would be next seen in science fiction ‘2.0’, whereas Kamal Haasan is busy with his next directorial ‘Sabash Naidu’ along with daughter Shruti Haasan.