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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The 2ft 5in hero

Tamil and Malayalam cinema now have a new hero. 2ft 5in tall, Ajay Kumar is making waves as the shortest man to become a hero in the filmi world. From the BBC:

In his debut feature, Atbhutha Dweep (Wonder Island), Kumar performs stunts, rides a horse at 45 kph and cavorts with a lover.

The film, with a cast of 360 dwarfs defending their kingdom, has been a box-office hit. "I think the image of hero has changed. I am not glamorous like other superstars but viewers like the talented, character artiste in me," says the shortest actor in Indian cinema.

Also known as "pakru," Kumar has been sought out by the Malayalam filmmakers, the TV industry (he is shooting for the popular series Five Star Thattukada), Bollywood (no surprise there), and, if the stars are aligned right, Atbhutha Dweep might find its way to Hollywood!

2 Comments:

  • damn you. ive had about 3 hours of having coffee with karan with breaks for writing. stop this madness, dammit. maybe after rani and kareena, hmm? how can i miss that-no? swati

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/05/2006 4:22 PM  

  • swati - when you're done with all that you tube has to offer, let me know and i'll tell you how you can find more via a nice little torrents site. What can i say...i do my best to brighten your life :)

    By Blogger Aswin, at 4/05/2006 8:49 PM  

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