Kamal Hassan has mourned the death of Hollywood comedian Robin Williams, who died on Monday (August 10). The Tamil actor was earlier inspired by the late actor's Mrs.Doubtfire to make Avvai Shanmugi.
In a press release, Kamal Hassan said, "Comedians are invariably critics of society who have masked their anger with humour. Constantly maintaining a funny facade leads to depression. Robin Williams' true nature is being quick to tears.You can see it in his films. He could have never become a star in the 60's, for American film heroes were too scared to cry on screen." However, the Tamil actor says that he dislikes the Hollywood star if the suicide reports turns true.
Kamal Hassan concludes,"The Vietnam war changed the American psyche. Rambo was the first popular action hero to show panic cry and scream in fear. Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying. I like him for his talent . If the alleged story about his suicide is true then I dislike him for ending his life before his due date of expiry. That's a copout that I don't expect of an artist of his caliber. Same applies to my Indian idol Mr. Guru Dutt."