Kamal hassan on Jayan
Kamal has always loved Kerala. His most favourite food is the
Malayali dish of fried Karimeen fish. He counts among his best friends
Mammotty, Mohanlal and Nedumudi Venu and from the past, the late
Jayan. Jayan and he were on names-calling terms
[ http://www.sulekha.com/articles/bp_kamalhasan.html ]
From an artcle on Mammootty
A lawyer by profession, Mohamed Ali alias Mammootty,
who has so far acted in 300 films, began his film
career with M T Vasudevan Nair?s unreleased film
Devalokam. He clicked with action films directed by
Joshi and P G Vishwambaran at a time when a void
existed in the Malayalam industry due to the death of
Jayan, a craze among action lovers
[ http://movies.indiainfo.com/malayalam/topstory/valli.html ]
From an artcle on Balan K Nair
The actor was not afraid of death as he had several close shaves while shooting
for films. His closest brush with death occurred when he was on the set of
'Kolilakkam'. He escaped with serious injuries while young actor Jayan plunged
to his death during the shooting of a stunt scene in an airborne helicopter.
"The pilot jumped out of the helicopter which went out of control and I was
left alone in it. The helicopter swished wildly through the air and hit the
ground throwing me out," he recalled in a recent interview.
[ http://news.indiainfo.com/2000/08/26/balan.html ]
Another artcle on Balan K Nair
Several circumstances in which he has seen death before him has passed away in his life.
He would often contemplate on an incident that took place in the course of shooting the
film 'Kolilakkam' in 1980. While shooting the film 'Kolilakkam' at Cholavaram in
Chennai in which Nair and Jayan were acting, the scene where, from behind the bike
ridden by Sukumaran below he had to hand on to the landing pad of the helicopter that
flue up in one shot Jayan lost his balance and was throne off the helicopter. He breathed
his last, at the same time. This incident happened just before Nair's eyes. In this accident
Balan K. Nair broke his leg and spent as much as 15 days in the hospital unconscious.
The demise of his colleague Jayan had taught him much.
[ http://www.malayalam.cinesouth.com /english/masala/22092000/news04.shtml ]