Kumar, who won the National Award for Best actor for his
outstanding performance in the movie Adaminte Makan Abu,
will be retiring from the Malayalam film industry. The actor
himself has announced his retirement. Salim Kumar said that he
feels that there is a provision for retirement in the film industry
Salim Kumar said that he is 43 now and will be retiring at his
age of 46 years. This means that the audience are blessed with only
three more years to see their favourite actor on screen.
Explaining the reason for his retirement, Salim Kumar said that
he is not only an actor, but he is a responsible son, father and
husband. Now, he feels that he needs to spend some time with his
old mother, children and wife, who missed him all these years.
Salim Kumar added that he do not wish to concentrate on acting life
long though it is his passion. But, he also gives preference to his
The actor said that his two decades of journey in the film
industry as an actor will always be cherished lifetime. He said
that he now needs to fulfil all the unaccomplished wishes of his
old mother, wife and children and wish to spend time with them.