Actor Simbu released a statement after hearing the news and shared interesting details about their close friendship. The actor revealed that he was supposed to be part of KV Anand's critical and commercial hit 'KO'.
Recently, they discussed a good story and was planning to work together. Simbu was talking to the director almost every day until the day before his death.
Check out his emotional statement here:
Kollywood celebrities who worked with the late director, and have known him are expressing their disbelief and condelences on Twitter.
Check out their #RIPKVAnand messages here:
I was lucky enough to work with the legendary K.V. Anand sir & got a chance to see what a gem of a person he was. He gave me my most memorable movie in the Tamil film Industry. Sir, you are irreplaceable. My deepest condolences to the family. Om Shanti ?? #GoneTooSoon pic.twitter.com/npprKuZqUy— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) April 30, 2021
Rest in peace #KVAnand sir ??— Kavin (@Kavin_m_0431) April 30, 2021
Very disheartening news to wake up to K.V. Anand sir's demise. A distinguished cinematographer and director who excelled in his craft, we have immense respect for every contribution you have made for Indian Cinema. #RIPKVAnand sir, my prayers are with you and your family. pic.twitter.com/xEqX8u7Vf7— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) April 30, 2021
Shocked and shattered to know the demise of KV Anand Sir.. No words to describe what I feel.. May his soul Rest In Peace.. Prayers to his family— Jiiva (@JiivaOfficial) April 30, 2021
Gone too soon!
Incredibly shocked and saddened... his work from the very beginning in thenmavin kombatthu directly influenced my love for cinema as a child, and shaped who I became today... My heart is heavy as I pray his soul rests in peace. #RIPKVAnand sir pic.twitter.com/BqF6a1TEIn— Kalyani Priyadarshan (@kalyanipriyan) April 30, 2021
Such a well mannered, soft spoken gentleman and a proven bundle of talent! Shocked to hear the news, strength to the family?#Ayan will forever be my favourite work of yours! #RIPKVAnand sir ??? pic.twitter.com/6CffGFVmKM— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) April 30, 2021
#covid is taking away too many good souls from us too soon..!! Shocked about @anavenkat sir..#RIPKVAnand it’s getting really scary out there.. plz don’t take it as a joke.. plz be safe.. stay indoor as much as u can..wear a mask..santize..don’t wait for the govt to tell us..!! pic.twitter.com/HaWvpl720D— ????????? ??????????? (@varusarath5) April 30, 2021
My deepest condolences to KV Anand Sir’s family.— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) April 30, 2021
Rest In Peace sir.
My heart is broken! KV Anand sir gone too soon! He was the sweetest and treated me like a daughter! RIP ? @anavenkat— Sayyeshaa (@sayyeshaa) April 30, 2021
Can't come to terms with the sudden passing of K.V.Anand sir.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 30, 2021
He was a passionate, tremendously creative and most importantly, a really sweet and kind man. My deepest condolences to his family and prayers to deal with this unbelievable loss.
Bye KV sir. Gone way too soon. ❤️
There would be no noise when you worked and you left the same way too sir ?!— Ramya Subramanian (@actorramya) April 30, 2021
It appears like the world has become an ugly place for good souls to survive!
Either ways,we lost another pure and golden soul ???.
Feeling numb and empty.#RIPKVAnandSir pic.twitter.com/AzpFC6oprw
Shocked and deeply saddened to wake to this horrible news! #RIPKVAnand— Prasanna (@Prasanna_actor) April 30, 2021
A gentle kind honest man has passed away. A very sweet man full of life love and joy. K.v anand sir .. gone too soon sir. Too soon. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace k.v sir.— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) April 30, 2021
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