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Superstar Rajinikanth has congratulated his good friend and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on being conferred the French honour Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Letters (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). He referred to him as the Sivaji Ganesan of this generation.
"I wish this generation's Chevalier Sivaji and my good friend Kamal Haasan for receiving the prestigious award," Rajinikanth wrote in Tamil on his Twitter page.
Kamal On Winning
"Teachers and admirers are bounded around me. With motherly care, they have applauded my every little step forward. The melancholy of my parents not being alive to see this day is allayed by the fact the elders and the young in my family are around to enjoy it," he said.
Meanwhile, Kamal seems to be recovering well from his leg injury. "Stitches off. Hobbling up to the gym past 2 days. Physio at full swing. Thank you all who persisted & insisted on my getting better soon," he posted on Twitter.
Sivakumar & His Family
Yesteryear actor Sivakumar visited Kamal Haasan's office along with his sons Karthi and Suriya to wish the actor on his latest award.
PC Sreeram Congratulates Kamal
Cinematographer PC Sreeram too, took to his Twitter page to congratulate the Uttama Villain actor on winning the award. "It was always a delight to work with this volcano of talent," he wrote along with this picture.
Prabhu Wishing Kamal
Actor Prabhu who has shared screen space with Kamal in movies like Vasool Raja MBBS visited Kamal's office to convey his wishes. Many other actors too wished Mr Haasan on his award.
Kamal's Upcoming Movies
After finishing the shoot for Sabhash Naidu, Kamal might look to release his long pending Vishwaroopam 2. Also, rumours are rife that the actor might join hands with KS Ravikumar for the sequel of Panchathanthiram.
Rajinikanth's Upcoming Movies
Rajinikanth is currently shooting for Shankar's 2.o, a sequel to his blockbuster hit Enthiran. The Lingaa actor has not signed any other projects apart from the sci-fi thriller.
Sivaji Ganesan, a legendary actor, ruled Tamil cinema in the latter half of the 20th century, doing almost 300 films in a career spanning five decades. He was the first Tamil actor to be conferred the Chevalier award.
The honour, which is yet another laurel for the actor, is in recognition of his high level of artistic excellence and his distinguished career achievements. The award will be conferred on Kamal Haasan at a special ceremony soon.
Kamal has dedicated the award to his admirers and audience.
"This award is to those who give me the tenacity of purpose to pursue to this day in moment my arts and letters," Haasan said in an audio message.
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