Every person needs a guru in his/ her life — to tell them the right from wrong, show them the path and help them mold themselves. The mentors paved the way forward in an alien industry, holding hands through difficult times and inspired us towards success. For Teacher’s Day (Sep 5), Kollywood celebrities recall their gurus, mentors and inspirations, who shaped their careers.
I consider directors Bala and Ameer as my greatest teachers in Kollywood. My association with them goes back to my assistant director days. I have worked with both of them and I must say they were strict teachers. I have learnt a lot from them and they are great persons and institution to learn from. They have been a great support throughout and I know that I can always fall back upon them. I have immense respect for them as they are the ones who helped me shape up my career.
Sameera Reddy, Actress
Actor Anil Kapoor is my mentor as I have learnt a lot from him. During my initial days in cinema, I used to be a bit shy when it came to throwing my voice. Anil had a chat with me then and told me that I have a powerful voice and that I needed to throw it to get better as an actress.