Chennai,Aug 13 ():Kamal Hassan has issued a condolence message, mourning the death of Hollywood comedian Robin Williams who breathed his last on August 10.
In the press statement,Kamal Hassan said : “Comedians are invariably critics of society who have masked their anger with humour. Constantly maintaining a funny facade leads to depression. Robin Williams’ true nature is being quick to tears. You can see it in his films. He could have never become a star in the 60s, for American film heroes were too scared to cry on screen. The Vietnam war changed the American psyche. Rambo was the first popular action hero to show panic, cry and scream in fear. Robin Williams brought dignity to male crying. I like him for his talent. If the alleged story about his suicide is true, then I dislike him for ending his life before his due date of expiry. That’s a concept that I don’t expect of an artist of his calibre. Same applies to my Indian idol Mr. Guru Dutt.”
Kamal Hassan has a distinct connect with Robin Williams as he was influenced by films of the Hollywood actor – Mrs Doubtfire (Avvai Shanmugi) and Patch Adams ( Vasool Raja MBBS in Tamil and Munnabhai MBBS in Hindi).