Kamal Haasan Opens Up About Why He Never Worked With Rajinikanth In Past 40 Years, Says ‘There’s No Envy And It’s Two Different Paths’

Kamal Haasan worked with Rajinikanth in the 1985 film Geraftaar and Kalki 2898 AD star opens up about why he never worked with Thalaivar for the past 40 years

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Kamal Haasan Opens Up About Why He Never Worked With Rajinikanth In Past 40 Years, Says ‘There’s No Envy And It’s Two Different Paths’
Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, the two towering figures in the Tamil film industry, have left an indelible mark on Indian cinema with their iconic performances. Their on-screen collaborations, spanning nearly 16 films, have enthralled audiences and solidified their status as superstars. From classics like "Apoorva Raagangal" to "Thillu Mullu" and "Ninaithale Inikkum," their chemistry on screen has been nothing short of magical. ALSO READ: Kalki 2898 AD: Kamal Haasan Receives Widespread Acclaim for His Role Prabhas-Deepika Padukone Starrer; Fans’ Anticipation Grows For Part 2 

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Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth


Despite their shared history and undeniable chemistry, the two legends have not graced the silver screen together in recent years. However, their bond off-screen remains strong, with both actors supporting each other's endeavours and attending events together. Kamal Haasan's recent comments shed light on their decision to part ways professionally, emphasizing that it was a mutual choice made early in their careers. Their respect for each other's paths and shared mentorship under Tamil filmmaker K Balachander have fostered a sense of camaraderie that transcends any potential rivalry. ALSO READ: WHAT! Kamal Haasan Served COCAINE At His Parties? Actor’s Old Photo With Drug Kingpin Surfaces As Suchitra Ramadurai Makes Shocking Allegations 

In his own words, the Kalki 2898 AD actor said, "Unlike any other place, the competition is there, openly. But there’s no envy and it’s two different paths,” he said. “We also never make snide remarks about each other. We made this call when we were in our 20s. it’s not that we became older and wiser now.”




Kamal Haasan's gratitude towards his Hindi audience for embracing him as a pan-Indian actor reflects his humility and appreciation for the love he has received beyond regional boundaries. His journey from a South Indian actor to a nationally recognised figure is a testament to the power of cinema in uniting diverse audiences. As he reminisces about his initial struggles with the Hindi language during the filming of "Ek Duuje Ke Liye," Haasan's words resonate with sincerity and gratitude towards his fans who have supported him throughout his illustrious career.

In a landscape marked by fierce competition and egos, the enduring friendship between Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth stands as a beacon of mutual respect and admiration. While their fans may yearn for a reunion on screen, the legacy of their past collaborations continues to inspire generations of cinephiles. As these cinematic titans navigate their respective paths, their bond serves as a reminder of the enduring power of friendship and shared experiences in an industry often defined by rivalries and conflicts.

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