„Yes, I own Kamal. Yet, he does not belong to me — he belongs to the world of cinema. It is often argued that had he been born abroad, he would have won the Oscar many times over.“
— Kamal Haasan
K Balachander, in K Balachander praises Kamal Hassan! (2 September 2010) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/others/news-interviews/K-Balachander-praises-Kamal-Hassan/articleshow/6474377.cms?