Everybody, not just stars, should take up the responsibility of giving back to society. It doesn’t matter how much you give, but what really matters is if you are willing to give something.
When I am dubbing for my character, if I laugh at the figure on the screen, I know I have done well.
Filmmakers often tell me to watch the original version. I never do.
I really don’t mind being a comedian because I get the chance to make people laugh and I think that’s truly a gift.
I love my role in ‘Deshamuduru’ but I did not get any award.
I am lucky I got roles where I worked for just seven days and made equal impact with the hero who worked for 70 days.
I want to serve the society in my own way.
I played few hero roles in the initial days of my career, but audiences loved me for my comic timing and, therefore, I later turned comedian.
In real life, I am a very sensitive person as l lived alone in Chennai for 15 years without my family. I always remember that phase of my life.
A comedian’s career span is five or 10 years. I am lucky to have worked with so many distinguished actors and their grandsons.
It was director Krishna Reddy who introduced me as a hero. All my films with him have been very successful.
If a film works, you get more offers, appreciation and the latter is like oxygen. We survive on that.
It’s always nice to be treated as a hero.
I have my own style and my own body language.
I’ve been donating all the money I earn from the TV shows to a charitable trust.
One doesn’t need a particular height or body to be a villain in movies. He needs the brain and the look.
My daughter Fathima is a bigger comedian than me. She makes me laugh all the time.
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