Kamal Haasan said Sarika would be upset if he offered her monetary help even when she was homeless, had Rs 60 to her name: ‘She didn’t want sympathy’ – The Indian Express
Kamal Haasan and Sarika had once recalled their tumultuous love story on Rendez-vous with Simi Garewal.
Actor Sarika, the ex-wife of superstar Kamal Haasan, once opened up about her difficult journey to stardom and how she had to begin her life again.
It comes after a lot….you don’t make such decisions overnight.” Simi pressed, “You left with sixty rupees?” Sarika continued, “And my car.
It was very hard—it was not just about where the next meal was going to come from, I just kept up with my friends—went to their house, had baths at their home, and at night, I slept in my car.” Sarika said she wasn’t fearful.
I didn’t tell anybody.” Later, she moved to a PG accomodation..
Kamal Haasan intervened saying that he got to know much later about her conditions.
It was pride, and I admired her for it.”.
Talking about their love story, Kamal Haasan confessed he ‘flexed his muscles’ and ‘showed off’, as they were very young.
“I was terribly attracted,” he admitted..
Simi asked if they desisted from being in a relationship on set, Kamal Haasan said, “What is commonly described in novels as a storm—we were trying to avoid this storm, but we were thrown into the arena, with no-go but to fall in love.” He said that the actual realisation of love happened later, as he at first wasn’t sure if he was in love.
“We seriously tried to end it.” Sarika added, “I realised I was in love…when things were really bad and there was so much apprehension.
Being the other woman is a bad thing to be, because everyone’s insults seem valid.”.
Kamal Haasan was married at the time to Vani Ganapathy, and added that he was losing his faith in the institution of marriage.
“It (his marriage) was definitely not working, I won’t lie,” he said.
Kamal Haasan and Sarika separated in 2004..
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