Kamal Haasan will have to miss his mentor K Balachander’s funeral. The star, who was in the US, was informed of the luminary’s death yesterday and he immediately made arrangements to fly back to Chennai.

However, the flight is expected to reach the city late in the evening today, while the cremation is slated to take place in the afternoon. Owing to this, Kamal may not be in a position to attend the funeral, say sources. However, Kamal Haasan will be meeting Balachander’s family members tonight and pay his respects.