Kamal Haasan ‘heartbroken’ after split with Gautami


Versatile actor Kamal Haasan celebrated his 62nd birthday on Monday but the actor skipped birthday celebration. He isn't well personally as well as professionally. On the physical front, he is slowly recovering from multi-fracture and on the personal front, Kamal is heartbroken following his break-up with long time live-in partner Gautami.

Couple of days back, Gautami announced seperation from Haasan. They were in a relationship for 13 years.

"My leg which suffered a multi-fracture in August suffered a neural trauma on Monday. The pain is unbearable. I am on sedation most of the time now. So there is hardly room for celebration," Kamal Haasan said in a muzzy voice.

He skipped every celebration this year. Otherwise every year he rings in birthday with two very close friends from outside the film industry who share their birth date with him.

"But this time I had to say no to their invitation. There's too much pain. I am sedated from physical pain. But the other pain is not something I want to go out in public with," he said.

The exit of Gautami Tadimalla from his life shattered him from inward but he has maintained an outward calm.

"I am not about to have public breakdowns. Pain is nothing new to me. I've dealt with it all my life. But yes, it gets awkward on a birthday when friends and fans want to meet you," he said. Days ago, Gautami announced in a blog post that she was no longer with the actor.

Kamal Haasan also avoided meeting fans this birthday.

"They wouldn't like me hobbling on one leg and looking groggy with sedation. It gets awkward. This year, I'd rather be on my own."

So is this the most unhappy birthday of his life?

"No. My unhappiest birthday was my 16th birthday. I was aimless, directionless and without any purpose in life. My father called me and gave me a dressing down. I remember I locked myself in my room and cried bitterly. It is the only time I've cried on my birthday," he recalled.

The actor-filmmaker wants to get back to the work at the earliest.

"It's truly frustrating. I want to get back on my feet. There is a film waiting to be completed. There is work to be done. But I am at home sedated against pain. It's not a good feeling. All I ever wanted was work and someone at home to come back to."

Daughter Shruti Haasan who wished her father in an Instagram post.