Both of them are legendary Tamil actors and icons. But Kamal Haasan, who created quite a stir with his recent comment that he and superstar Rajinikanth are “tough competitors” has now denied any animosity with his 62-year-old screen rival. “We are very tough competitors but at the same time it doesn’t mean that we are enemies. We know that stardom is not permanent, what is permanent is the love that we have got. We have grown up together in one institution, so we are both friends and competitors,” the 58-year-old said while promoting his new film, Vishwaroop, in the Capital.
Quiz him on what he thinks of his daughter Shruti Haasan’s acting career in Bollywood, the doting father replies, “I am slowly becoming happy seeing how my daughter’s career is shaping up. But her success has been too slow for me to see and I am sure she also feels the same way.” Will her sister Akshara join films? “As far as my younger daughter is concerned, I have a feeling that she might also come into this industry. But you never know,” he said.