THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Actor Kamal Hassan Monday thanked Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for congratulating the former soon after he was chosen for the French Government’s Chevalier Award.
When someone remarked “How nice of another state's head to lavish you with praise. I interjected "He is not another states CM. He is my state's CM. Ask any film going Malayalee which state I belong to”.
In a letter sent to Kamal Hassan, Pinaryi said Haasan had succeeded in elevating the glory of Indian cinema to new horizons through this honour. “You have been chosen for the prestigious Chevalier Award for placing the Indian cinema on the top of world films through your multi-faceted personality,” he said.
The Chief Minister also said the actor’s humility had been revealed through his act of dedicating the recognition to his fans and well-wishers.