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Updated: December 2, 2009 11:43 IST

My first Break - Sunaina

S.R. Ashok kumar
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How it happened

Consciously! I’ve always admired actors, and, even as a child, I’d dreamt of becoming one. My uncle in Hyderabad was friends with many film directors, and one of them agreed to cast me in a Telugu film. On one condition, though — I will not be paid. I agreed at once, for I was never driven by money. And, then came Kaadhalil Vizhundhen.

How it felt

Mixed feelings — of happiness, fear, and nervousness, for I know the struggle I went through. But, once Kaadhalil… released, I realised I’d won many hearts. The audience are affectionate, and treat me as a family member. In fact, a fan even flew to Hyderabad from Chennai, just to meet me. All this makes me realise my responsibilities and that I must give my best, to live up to their expectations. Of course, there are moments when I wonder if I am worthy of all this attention and love...

How life changed

Completely. Thankfully, my parents and sister keep me grounded. Following Kaadhalil…, Maasilaamani released. Yaadhumaahi will release shortly, and I’ve begun the work for Thiruthani. After being down with viral fever for two months, I’m back. And, all ready to take on the challenges.

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