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K. Balachander is one of my four Gods - Superstar Rajinikanth's tribute on 90th birthday

Thursday, July 9, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Legendary director K. Balachander one of the most celebrated in Indian cinema's 90th birth anniversary is being celebrated today by his family and fans. Superstar Rajinikanth his most famous protege has released a video in which he has paid rich tribute to the man who discovered him.

Rajinikanth in his video has stated that his current position (as the highest paid and star with the biggest fan following) is mainly thanks to KB. He further added that Balachander is one of his four Gods the others being his mom, dad and brother Sathyanarayan Rao.

Balachander spotted Rajinikanth in the Chennai film institute when he went there to give a lecture and in that fleeting moment decided to cast him in his film 'Apoorva Ragangal' starring Kamal Haasan and Sri Vidya in the lead roles. The rest they say is history as the multiple award-winning director not only changed Shivaji Rao Gaekwad into Rajinikanth but also shaped his initial days by giving him challenging character roles of different shades.

 

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