Kamal Haasan tells ‘overwhelmed’ Vikram director Lokesh Kanagaraj to ‘never become complacent’ after film’s success

Published on Jun 06, 2022 11:21 AM IST

Kamal Haasan reacted to Vikram director Lokesh Kanagaraj's tweet in which he said he was overwhelmed with the love the audience has shown for the film Vikram. 

Kamal Haasan in a still from Vikram. 
Kamal Haasan in a still from Vikram. 

Filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj is buoyed by the success of his latest release Vikram, starring Kamal Haasan. Lokesh has said that the acceptance for the film has left him overwhelmed and he hasn’t been this emotional ever. When Lokesh wondered how he’s going to repay the love audience have showered on his film, Kamal Haasan advised him to not get complacent. Also read: Vikram box office day 3 collection: Kamal Haasan’s film goes past 150 crore worldwide, earns over 100 crore in India

Vikram, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Suriya, has set the cash registers on fire by minting over 150 crore worldwide in just three days of its release.

Lokesh took to Twitter to thank audience for their acceptance of the movie. He wrote: “I haven’t been this emotional ever. The acceptance you’ve showed #Vikram and me has been so overwhelming. I don’t know how I’m gonna repay you guys for all this love. Ever grateful to @ikamalhaasan sir and my amazing people. So moved. Love you all (sic).”

Kamal Haasan reacted to Lokesh Kanagaraj's tweet. 
Kamal Haasan reacted to Lokesh Kanagaraj's tweet. 

Quote tweeting Lokesh’s tweet, Kamal Haasan said the only way to repay a loving audience is by not getting complacent. “The only way you can do any debt management with a loving audience is to never become complacent. Do honest back breaking work, they love and respect that. My energy comes from their love. All power to your endeavours. RKFI will proudly support you like we did this time. Rock on (sic).” Kamal wrote on Twitter.

With Vikram, Kamal has returned to the big screen after a gap of close to five years. The film, which was dubbed and released in Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam, features Kamal in a role he originally played in the 1986 film of the same name. He returns as former agent Vikram of Black Squad which used to work for the Indian government.

Vikram, which stars Suriya in a cameo, sets up the stage for a franchise in the making. Going by some crucial moments in the movie, Suriya could be playing the antagonist in Karthi’s Kaithi 2 and the next part in the Vikram franchise.

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