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.
I love my role in ‘Deshamuduru’ but I did not get any award.
One doesn’t need a particular height or body to be a villain in movies. He needs the brain and the look.
I’ve been donating all the money I earn from the TV shows to a charitable trust.
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.
It was director Krishna Reddy who introduced me as a hero. All my films with him have been very successful.
I want to serve the society in my own way.
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.
If a film works, you get more offers, appreciation and the latter is like oxygen. We survive on that.
A comedian’s career span is five or 10 years. I am lucky to have worked with so many distinguished actors and their grandsons.
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.
My daughter Fathima is a bigger comedian than me. She makes me laugh all the time.
It’s always nice to be treated as a hero.
Filmmakers often tell me to watch the original version. I never do.
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.
Only humility can take you places.
I have my own style and my own body language.