Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi had a long conversation about the former’s experience in films and politics, during a video conferencing chat.
The actor-politician said, “I can’t control my intake. Those who know me personally would talk in length about my appetite. Once Sivaji sir was awestruck seeing the quantity I ate.”
He added: “Earlier, I used to run 14 kilometers a day to maintain my physique. But after an accident, I couldn’t cover that much distance.”
Talking about his beefed-up look in Aalavandhan, Kamal said: “Initially, I wanted to play a lean guy but my friends didn’t like the idea. To get beefed up, I ate 32 white egg yolks daily and boiled chicken. After the shoot, I stopped eating eggs for a year due to aversion”.
He also said that the physique he gained for Aalavandhan helped him to play the stuntman in Pammal K Sambandham. Recently, Kamal Haasan penned, sung and directed “Avirum Anbum” — a song on hope, positivity and love in these testing times.
His daughter, actress Shruti Haasan, composers Anirudh Ravichander, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Devi Sri Prasad, singers Shankar Mahadevan, Bombay Jayashree and Sid Sriram, actors Siddharth and Andrea, pianist Lydian, and singer-actor Mugen joined him in his effort. The song is composed by Ghibran and edited by Mahesh Narayanan.
Haasan pointed out that Sethupathi has always tried to experiment with new scripts and characters. Kamal Haasan also assured Vijay Sethupathi that success will definitely follow him and his efforts will never go in vain.
The Master actor was totally overwhelmed with the Ulaganayagan’s praises and thanked him for always being a huge inspiration. Kamal Haasan showered praises on Vijay Sethupathi and his brand of cinema, in a recent Instagram live session.
“I’ll tell you what I like the most about you – you don’t run behind the commercial market. You run behind interesting scripts. Success will follow you eventually, and your effort to experiment with scripts will not go in vain,” he said.