Kamal Sadanah: New Horizons

Erstwhile actor Kamal Sadanah, who has turned director with ‘Roar – Tigers Of Sunderbans’, claims that it is a relief to put his life as an actor behind him and start something afresh.

It may be recalled that Kamal had made his debut as a leading man in 1992 with Rahul Rawail’s ‘Bekhudi’, and had gone on to star in films like ‘Rang’ and ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’. However, his acting career never really took off. Now his cinematic passion has found a more satisfying outlet in filmmaking. “It’s nice to be the painter and not the paint. ‘Roar’ has consumed my attention for three years. I’ve watched it grow in front of me just, like my own children,” said Kamal.

He continued, “If marrying Lisa (John, make-up artist) was the best thing I did, then making ‘Roar’ would have to rank as the second-best move in my life. It’s a relief to leave my acting career behind. My heart was never in acting,” he revealed.

Kamal, who was just 19 when his father, the well-known filmmaker Brij Sadanah of ‘Victoria 203’ fame shot his wife and daughter,reveals that he has lived with the tragedy all his life and is now geared for his new phase as a director.

“I’ve tried to put whatever happened behind me. My wife and my two children have been a great support in the healing process. I got married on the first day of the year 2000 to a make-up lady Lisa. She had never done my make-up, ha ha. But she made-over my life,” Kamal said, adding, “She changed my life. She gave me two beautiful kids who are now 10 and 8. Through them I’m reliving my own lost childhood. I recently took them to Disneyland. I don’t know who had more fun. Them or me,” he said. That is very heartening to hear for all Kamal’s well-wishers.

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