"Indian scholars have received 2 Chevaliers and don't advertise it. Between humility & fame silly me chose latter. Thank you friends and fans," tweeted Kamal Haasan
"Chevalier Award humbles me. I dedicate it to my admirers. I bow before my more deserving forerunners Mr Satyajit Ray and Mr Sivaji Ganesan who made the common man realize the value of the Chevalier Award".