Who doesn’t know the blockbuster actor Kamal Hassan . He has given superb movies to the cinema . The South actor has been the heart beat of Bollywood too .
The actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, Lyricist and politician . Wow !! the list of his talents is too long. He works primarily in Tamil movies. He has won numerous awards including three National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards.
Apart from his popularity , the actor was linked up with many celebrities . But unfortunately, he did not settle with one .
In his one of the interview with Pinkvilla , he said:
“I never believed in marriage. People marry because of peer pressure but I don’t subscribe to the ‘herd mentality’. I shouldn’t have married. I married for the convenience of my women. Vani wouldn’t live-in and I wasn’t strong enough to put my foot down. And the society was such that Sarika and I couldn’t book a hotel room together even after we had two daughters.
Let’s see t he 5 important women in Kamal’s life :
Kamal Haasan’s first breakthrough as a lead actor came with the 1975’s Tamil classic Apoorva Raagangal. He shared screen space in this film with Srividya, a popular South Indian actress who eventually fell in love with Kamal by the end of the making of the film. They kept their affair under curtains, and both of them did not talk much about it. It is said though that the 22-year old Srividya was madly in love with Kamal who was two years younger to her. In spite of all positives, Kamal was not interested to tie the knot with her.
Later, Srividya married George Thomas, an assistant director in Malayalam films in the year 1976 but divorced in 1980. She passed away in 2006 after a prolonged illness and according to sources, Kamal visited Srividya when she was on her deathbed.
Around the year 1977, Kamal Haasan started seeing the popular dancer Vani Ganapathy. Nothing much is known about how they fell in such deep love, but it is said that they were introduced through a common friend. The duo got married in 1978, as Vani was not interested in a live-in relationship, whereas Kamal wanted one.
The couple had a smooth run with their wedding but then things started going downhill when Kamal started seeing Sarika. It is rumoured that one reason for the split was because Vani couldn’t conceive, and they separated after 10 years.
Kamal began distancing himself from Vani, and by early 1980s he started seeing an upcoming Gujarati actress, Sarika who was also known in Bollywood. When the news of their infamous relationship reached Vani ears, and after that the couple started living separately. Due to this separation, Kamal started getting more close to Sarika and his marriage with Vani was in trouble. And all of a sudden, surprise news of Sarika’s pregnancy out of wedlock came. Sarika then gave birth to her first daughter Shruti Haasan in 1986, while Kamal was still married to Vani. This sent ripples across the industry but Kamal had no effect as he was happy in his live-in relationship with Sarika. As societal pressure started pouring in Kamal divorced his wife Vani in 1988, to formally marry Sarika. In 1991 Sarika and Kamal went on to have another daughter, Akshara Haasan.
It was during the early 2000s, Kamal and Tamil actress Simran Bagga were in a short relationship and it is said that Kamal Fall for her during the shooting for the film Pammal K. Sambandam. With a huge age difference of 22 years they were in talks but this all went for a very short time as she married another man.
Post the divorce of Sarika and Kamal , he made his life going on with the live-in relationship with popular Telugu actress Gautami Tadimalla. Apparently, Kamal was in a relationship with Gautami while he was married to Sarika. Both Kamal and Gautami had worked in several films together in the 1980s and 1990s. They started living together in 2005 as they did not believe in the institution of marriage, and preferred to be in a live-in relationship.
One of the blog of Gautami says:
“It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life. It is never easy for anyone in a committed relationship to realise that their paths have irreversibly diverged and that the only choices in front of them are to either compromise with their dreams for life or to accept the truth of their solitude and move ahead. It has taken me a very long time, a couple of years at the very least, to accept this heartbreaking truth and come to this decision .”