Kamal Haasan says there is nothing to celebrate this year
Nothing to celebrate
Kamal Haasan turned 62 on Monday with a very subdued birthday. However, there were no celebrations because, as the actor has put it, there is nothing to celebrate. His partner for 13 years left him. Plus, there is also a health setback. “My leg, which has suffered a multi-fracture in August, suffered a neural trauma on Monday. The pain is so unbearable that I am on sedation most of the time now. So there is hardly any room for celebration,” Kamal Haasan said this in a groggy voice.
Every year he used to celebrate his birthday with the two very close friends from outside the film industry who indeed share their birth date with him. “But this time I had to say no to their invitation. There is too much pain. I am so much sedated from physical pain. But the other pain is not something I want to go out in public with,” he said.
Separation from his partner Gautami Tadimalla
The exit of his partner Gautami Tadimalla has left him somewhere shaken. But he has always maintained an outwardly calm. “I am not about to have any public breakdowns. Pain is nothing new to me. I have always dealt with it all my life. But yes, it gets very awkward on a birthday when friends and fans want to meet you.” Kamal Haasan is further avoiding fan meeting this birthday.
So is this the unhappy birthday of his life? “No. My unhappiest birthday was 16th birthday. I was aimless, directionless and also without any purpose in life. My father had called me and gave me a dressing down. I remember I have locked myself in my room and then cried bitterly. It is the only time I’ve cried on my birthday,” he recalled.
The actor-filmmaker has many projects on his plate, all waiting for the leg to heal.