Superstar Rajinikanth today congratulated his close friend Kamal Haasan for being picked by the France government for the prestigious Chevalier award.
“எங்கள் தலைமுறையின் நடிகர் திலகம் செவாலியர் அருமை நண்பர் கமல்ஹாசன் அவர்களுக்கு என்னுடைய மனமார்ந்த பாராட்டுக்கள்”, the top star posted on Twitter.
If translated, it means: “My heartfelt wishes to my good friend Kamal Haasan, who is the Nadigar Thilakam of our generation, for Chevalier award.”
Already, the whole of Kollywood is thrilled that Kamal Haasan will be awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government.
The Nadigar Sangam has issued a lengthy statement, thanking France and wishing the actor.
Suriya posted on Twitter: “Hearty congratulations sir!! Always your mad fan… #Chevalier @ikamalhaasan”.
Shruti Haasan posted: “@ikamalhaasan congratulations Bapuji on receiving the honour of the chevalier!everyday you make me proud to be your daughter! Je’taime papa.”
The award is presented “to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world”.
A statement said, “The distinction, which is yet another laurel for the actor, is in recognition of his high level of artistic excellence and his distinguished career achievements. The award will be conferred on Kamal Haasan at a special ceremony.”