When Ka­mal met his die-hard fan and made him a gra­cious of­fer

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

Ac­tors oblig­ing fans of­ten lead to heart­warm­ing tales. One such beau­ti­ful in­ci­dent hap­pened when ac­tor­politi­cian Ka­mal Haasan met Ja­yaraj, his die-hard fan who would have never even thought that he would get to meet his idol.

Hail­ing from Choolaimedu, Chennai, Ja­yaraj col­lects old clothes and sells them in a lo­cal mar­ket, called Moore mar­ket to earn his liv­ing. In a YouTube video, posted by a Tamil chan­nel, Ja­yaraj had once spo­ken about how he looks up to Ka­mal Haasan as an ac­tor and as a politi­cian. He also ad­mit­ted that de­spite his heart­felt de­sire, he has never got to meet Haasan so far.

Ac­cord­ing to a source close to Haasan, it was only re­cently that he watched this video. He was so touched that he de­cided to meet him. “Af­ter watch­ing the video, Haasan sir re­quested to make ar­range­ments for the fan to come and meet him im­me­di­ately. Find­ing Ja­yaraj wasn’t easy, as he’s al­ways on the move to earn his liv­ing and it took us a few days to trace him. The video’s an­chor got in touch with Ja­yaraj’s rel­a­tives and then they in­formed Haasan sir’s dig­i­tal team,” says the source.

Ja­yaraj fi­nally met Haasan at his party of­fice on June 8, and was awestruck. “He be­came teary-eyed when Haasan sir put his hand around his shoul­ders and spoke to him like a long-lost friend. He also asked Ja­yaraj if he had food and he replied that he gen­er­ally has food very late. Haasan sir gra­ciously said,

‘Come here and eat when you feel hun­gry; this is like your home too,’” adds the source.

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

Re­cently, af­ter Ka­mal Haasan saw a video of a fan ex­press­ing his wish to see him, he ar­ranged a meet­ing with his fan Ja­yaraj

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