It was director Krishna Reddy who introduced me as a hero. All my films with him have been very successful.
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.
When I am dubbing for my character, if I laugh at the figure on the screen, I know I have done well.
If a film works, you get more offers, appreciation and the latter is like oxygen. We survive on that.
My daughter Fathima is a bigger comedian than me. She makes me laugh all the time.
I want to serve the society in my own way.
I have my own style and my own body language.
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.
A comedian’s career span is five or 10 years. I am lucky to have worked with so many distinguished actors and their grandsons.
One doesn’t need a particular height or body to be a villain in movies. He needs the brain and the look.
Only humility can take you places.
I love my role in ‘Deshamuduru’ but I did not get any award.
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’ve been donating all the money I earn from the TV shows to a charitable trust.