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Kamal Haasan recalls how his market as child actor ended when he lost his teeth

Actor Kamal Haasan has taken a visit down reminiscence lane and recalled his days as a child actor. In a brand new interview, Kamal stated that he was ‘like a skilled parrot’ then. He additionally revealed that solely when he lost his ‘first two teeth that my market as a child star ended’. The actor additionally stated that he did not realise how fortunate he was ‘to rub shoulders with MG Ramachandran, Shivaji (Ganesan)’ as a child actor. (Also Read | Kamal Haasan says ‘pan-India movies’ like KGF and RRR are nothing new: ‘Mughal-e-Azam is a pan-India movie’)

Kamal made his performing debut as a child artist with the Tamil movie Kalathoor Kannamma (1960) after which starred in Parthal Pasi Theerum the identical year. Two years later, he additionally featured within the Paadha Kaanikkai and Kannum Karalum (1962). With MG Ramachandran, Kamal labored in Anandha Jodhi. Kamal labored with Sivaji Ganesan in Parthal Pasi Theerum, Uruvangal Maralam, Thevar Magan, and Naam Pirandha Mann amongst others.

In an interview with India Today, Kamal stated, “As a child actor I was like a trained parrot, I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t even know I was moving with such great stars. It was only when I lost my first two teeth that my market as a child star ended. And, I was no longer a child and was growing into a boy and then a man. So, those times I was an ordinary man and suddenly I realised how lucky I had been as a child artist to rub shoulders with MGR, Shivaji (Ganesan).”

He additionally spoke concerning the instances when Hindi films have been filmed in Chennai, “I have seen Shammi Kapoor Saab, though I was only at that time a Tamil film actor. They used to make those films in Chennai as well at that time. Mohd Rafi Saab would be singing at AVM Studios (in Chennai). I have seen all that and I didn’t realise what kind of dream world I lived in. I longed for it and I went back as a technician. Because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be an actor at all.”

Kamal Haasan might be subsequent seen within the upcoming film Vikram. Billed as a high-octane motion drama, Vikram additionally stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil together with Kalidas Jayaram, Narain, Antony Varghese and Arjun Das in supporting roles. Suriya additionally has a cameo within the movie. It will launch in theatres worldwide on June 3.

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