Suhasini reveals her uncle Kamal Haasan is her role model
South Indian actress and wife of renowned director Maniratnam, Suhasini has revealed that her role model was her uncle and actor Kamal Haasan.
She is the daughter of Kamal’s elder brother and actor Charuhasan. Both Kamal and his niece Suhasini grew up in the same family. She grew up watching the phenomenal success of her uncle and her father as great actors.
Suhasini told this to the invitees who gathered to celebrate Kamal’s 65th birthday at his ancestral home in Tamil Nadu recently.
Suhasini recalled how her uncle, who was already a superstar when she entered the cinema field, guided her in the totally unfamiliar world which she was watching from the outside until then.
It was Kamal Haasan who encouraged her to pursue a career in the film world and his inspirational words led her to Pune Film Institute as a camera student and later she shifted to acting.
She said the credit goes to Kamal for her success in the film industry as an actor .
She has also said that it was Kamal Haasan who brought Maniratnam, one of the well-acclaimed directors of the country, into her life.
Kamal Haasan always believed that women had the right to choose their career and specially freedom of speech, she said.
She concluded her speech touching the feet of her great uncle and most respectfully and admirably kissing him.