Actors Kamal Haasan and Gautami met the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Budhist leader, in Chennai on Tuesday.
The spiritual leader was in Chennai to deliver a lecture on ‘Human Approach to World Peace’ at the IIT Madras.
In a statement issued later, Kamal said in spite of the fact that he was a rationalist and hence not spiritually bent, his meeting with the Lama was 'invigorating and purposeful'.
"My lack of interest in matters of things spiritual in nature was matched by his disinterest in cinema.... Yet he opined that I could use my craft and medium to propagate the great philosophy offered to the world by India: Ahimsa. I confirmed my faith in Ahimsa and said I will venture soon in that direction," the actor said in the statement.