Kamal Haasan considers two stalwarts as his gurus in the film industry and they are veterans K Balachander and Avvai Shanmugam.

To show his respect for these legends, Kamal Haasan intends to start a theater troupe and has aptly named it as ‘Bala Shanmugam’ troupe. This troupe will comprise talented stage artistes performing for the audiences in various cities, showcasing their skills and reviving the drama culture that is fast dwindling. A very brilliant initiative from the Ulaga Nayagan indeed!