K Balachander, the legend who created Tamil
cinema’s two most enduring heroes, Rajini
and Kamal, is a worried man these days. Having
completed Poi to his satisfaction, the grand
old craftsman of Tamil stage and cinema has
been involved in a number of parleys and is
using his clout constructively, helping the
industry shape itself for future challenges.
He is also scripting his next film, but probably
neither Rajini nor Kamal would be part of it.
He is reported to have said that he had expected
Rajini and Kamal to create a new wave and although
both showed initial promise in that direction,
they have grown too big for him now. Hence,
he is looking for a new hero. Anyone interested?