Rishab Shetty: Too overwhelmed and awestruck to see this surprise gift from Kamal sir.Rishab Shetty's blockbuster film Kantara continues to make waves months after its release. From smashing the box office records to making it to the Oscars' contention list the craze for the film seems to have no end. In the latest, veteran actor Kamal Hassan sent an appreciation letter to the movie's leading man Rishab Shetty. Taking to social media, Rishab shared a snap of Vikram actor’s letter along with the caption, “It means a lot to receive such a lovely message from Legend of Indian Cinema. Too overwhelmed and awestruck to see this surprise gift from Kamal sir. Thanks a ton for this precious gift sir.”In the framed note, the veteran actor stated that while he should have written an appreciation letter the day he watched the film, the letter would not have been able to express enough. “A film like Kantara stays in your mind and blossoms. I am a godless man, yet I understand the need for one in most. I truly believe compassion is lacking in gods depicted in most of our mythology. We of the Dravidian stock are a matriarchal society. That is seen in the last scene of your film, where the god behaves like a mother, rather than a testosterone father that he started off as,” his message read.Additionally, the actor referred Rishab Shetty's film as a classic, saying, “I know you could not have seen a film called Nirmalyam by MT Vasudevan Nair. Your film has shades of that classic. Your cinematic DNA has many forefathers you may not know of, but remember that the cinematic language you speak came from them.”Check out the note here:Credits: Rishab Shetty | InstagramRecently the actor announced that the film has qualified for the Oscars in two categories; ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Actor’. Made on a budget of Rs 16 crore, the film became one of the highest-grossing films of 2022, collecting Rs 400 crore worldwide, and recently completed a successful 100- day run at the theaters in Karnataka.