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Here is an excerpt from an article from the Times of India dated 27 August 2006.

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“Why do you want to know my age? If people know I am so old,I won't get work!”

laughs 90-year-old A. K. Hangal, one of Hindi cinema's most famous character

actors. For his age, he is rather energetic. “What's the secret?” we ask. “My

intake of everything is in small quantities. And I walk a lot,” he replies. “I joined

the industry when people retire. I was in my 40s. So I don't miss being called a

star. I am still respected and given work, when actors of my age are living in

poverty and without work. I don't have any complaints,” he says, adding, “but

yes, I have always been underpaid.” Recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Hangal

never hankered after money or materialistic gains. “No doubt I am content today,

but money is important. I was a fool not to understand the value of money

earlier,” he regrets.

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90-year-old A.K. Hangal, one of Hindi cinema's most famous character actors,

laughingly asked why we wanted to know his age. If people knew he was that old, he

would not get work. For his age, he is rather energetic. We asked him what the secret

was. He replied that his intake of everything was in small quantities and he walked a lot.

He said that he had joined the industry when people retired. He had been in his 40s. So

he did not miss being called a star. He was still respected and given work, when actors

of his age were living in poverty and without work. He said he did not have any

complaints, adding that he had always been underpaid. Recipient of the Padma

Bhushan, Hangal never hankered after money or materialistic gains. He said that no

doubt he was content at present, but money was important. He said regretfully that he

was a fool not to understand the value of money before.

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