Superstar Rajinikanth is in the habit of referring to friend and actor Kamal Haasan casually in some of the dialogues in his films. Right from his Thillumullu days, has has been doing so. Even in Sivaji: The Boss, he would say that he would be using all fairness creams to get a complexion as that of Kamal Haasan! Who’d forgest Chitti in Enthiran: The Robot referring to Kamal Haasan’s phone number?
On the contrary, Kamal seldom refers to Rajini in his films but in interviews to the print and television media, he says a lot about the friendly bonding between the two. As if to return the compliment, Kamal Haasan refers to Rajini in a sequence in his upcoming film Anbulla Kamal, a Tamil-dubbed film from Malayalam and stars Jayaram, Jayasuriya and Meera Jasmine in lead roles.
The film is the dubbed version of the original Malayalam film titled Four Friends which released last year. Kamal plays himself in the movie. In one particular sequence in the film, while referring to those who have played stellar roles in shaping up his career, he names the legendary actors MGR and Sivaji Ganesan and in the same breath, utters Rajini’s name too.
Though Kamal hasn’t dubbed for his character in the film in the Tamil version, the dialogues have been penned after taking prior permission from him!