Rajinikanth: Balachander recognised and smiled at me

Rajinikanth, who rushed to Cauvery hospital to check on the well being of his ailing guru K. Balachander, said that the auteur "recognised" him.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Chennai | Updated: December 16, 2014 9:22 am
Rajinikanth with Balachander. Superstar Rajinikanth, who rushed to Cauvery hospital here Monday to check on the well being of his ailing guru and legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, said that the auteur “recognised” him.

Superstar Rajinikanth, who rushed to Cauvery hospital to check on the well being of his ailing guru and legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, said that the auteur “recognised” him.

Padma Shri awardee Balachander was hospitalised after his assistants found him in an unconscious state at his residence.

“I went in to see KB sir and I’m happy to say that he recognised me. He is fine and he will get better,” Rajinikanth told reporters at the hospital.

Hospital sources confirmed that Balachander’s condition was “stable” and he was being treated for fever and some age-related ailments.

Balachander has over 150 films to his credit including “Aval Ora Thodar Kathai”, “Avargal”, “Varumayin Niram Sigappu” and “47 Natkal”.

He was also instrumental in bringing talents like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj to the industry.

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    Indain
    Dec 17, 2014 at 4:23 am
    K Balachander was a rebel and all his movies especially made during 1970s and early 80s had contrarian content. A great filmmaker and even greater spotter of talent. He has made many incredible movies and has introduced to Cinema even more incredible talent. K Balachander is a person who nurtured, nourished and grew tamil cinema. Tamil Cinema would have been much different without K Balachander. Can you imagine Tamil Cinema without Rajini and Kamal ? I cannot.
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