Chennai: Southern actress Komal Sharma, who worked with late actor-director R Manivannan in his last Tamil directorial outing Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA, remembers him as a father figure and a great human being.
Manivannan passed away at his residence here following a cardiac arrest on Saturday. He was 58. "I still can't believe he is no more. I met him two weeks back in his house and we were discussing about his next project. I used to call him appa (father) because he was like a father to me. I will always remember him as a great human being," Komal told.
Komal was hoping to work with him again. "He wanted to cast me in his next project. We met recently to discuss one of his projects that he wanted start next," said Komal.
She said Manivannan was absolutely fine when she met him, but he was worried about his wife's health condition. "He said that her health condition was worsening. I know their family very well, especially his son and daughter," she said.