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I've never believed in marriage: Kamal Hassan

By By: Settu Shankar
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    After a long period, Kamal Hassan, the legendary actor of India, has given an open interview to the media. He spoke freely and frankly to a Delhi-based popular news Channel in which he expressed his views on marriage, social set up, family and of course politics. He even talked openly about his failure in Bollywood in the show.

    He is the excerpts of Kamal's interview:

    About his relationship with his honest competitor Superstar Rajinikanth:

    "We still are friends but we are very clear about it. We have drawn our lines and that's not a battleline at all. It's a professional line and it was decided by both of us. We realised that one remuneration was split into two when we acted in films and we both were worthy of a full payment. It was actually a labour struggle. So we decided to go our ways. And that was the only reason, there was no ego problem at all.

    We have a healthy respect for each other and our tracks run different, different fields actually. We don't even think of each other as competitors but co-travellers with different destinations."

    Talking about his marriage with Vaani and Sarika: "I've never believed in the institution called marriage. It was only because of social compulsions and love for the women I was involved (Vani Ganapathy & Sarika) that I went through it. Marriage, like religion for me, is an imposition. All I can say is that marriage is a folly that is slowly becoming redundant."

    On his Children: “Sruthi and Akshara do not maintain any connection with their biological mother Sarika. I have never pushed Sruthi to join movies. It is her decision, and as a father, I will support her decision."

    On why he did not succeed in Bollywood: "I didn't try hard enough and I should have moved to Mumbai, made films in Hindi and have releases at regular intervals but the North Indian audience was kind, they didn't forget me."

    On his entry into politics: "I will never enter politics, though I"m cause oriented and has political beliefs. If I turn into a politician I may have to take the gun!"

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