After being discharged from hospital and returning home, Ponnambalam has reportedly confessed that he thought of committing suicide plenty of times for lack of money to pay for his kidney ailment. It was actor Sharath Kumar who footed his hospital bills while other actors also helped
Kabali, the name of the film makes fans of Rajinikanth go crazy, but the title is synonymous with another Tamil actor Ponnambalam who has played the villain opposite many big stars of the Tamil film industry. However, the actor who is credited in over 100 films, regrets not saving money as he is battling kidney ailment and recently revealed that he wanted to commit suicide a few days ago.
The actor also feels sorry that he is not able to take care of his children and wife given the financial position he is in.
Due to severe financial distress and health issues, Ponnambalam said, he has contemplated suicide many times in the last few days.
However, the actor received relief in the form of friends from the film Industry who stepped in to help. Many of his well-wishers called him and spoke to him and volunteered to come to his aid.
His hospital bill was footed by actor Sharath Kumar.
The actor after being discharged from hospital, was reported saying he is in need of a house to undergo further treatment.
The ace villain of the film industry began his career with Kamal Haasan's Apoorva Sagodarargal in 1989 and last appeared in Chennai 2 Bangkok in 2019.
Poonnambalam is also affiliated with political parties. He joined the AIADMK in 2011 and actively campaigned for the party in the 2014 general elections and later joined the BJP in presence of the then Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan in 2017.
However, spending time in politics too has not changed his situation.
The actor is, however, happy that few of the stars whom he acted with, despite becoming famous, still keep in touch with him.
He is now dependent on the union of stunt performers and hopes to receive retirement funds and has placed a request for help.
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Last Updated 25, Jul 2020, 11:49 AM