However, Ponnambalam accidentally quit films during the peak of his career in Kollywood. And when everyone thought he was forgotten, after a long break, he entered the Bigg Boss show as a contestant and surprised everyone. Ponnambalam participated in Bigg Boss Tamil season 2 in 2018.
However, two years ago Ponnambalam was admitted to the hospital suffering from kidney problem. At that time Ponnambalam sought the help of some celebrities in the industry. He understood that he should help as he did not have enough money for treatment. Many people from Telugu and Tamil industries have come forward to help him. Megastar Chiranjeevi is one of those who helped.
Ponnambalam, who got Chiranjeevi’s phone number through his friend, sent him a message. They wrote a message saying, ‘Brother I am not well.. Please help as much as you can’. Ten minutes after sending the message, Chiranjeevi called Ponnambalam. Ponnambalam himself revealed this. Ponnambalam spoke in detail about Chiranjeevi’s help to him in an interview given to Behindwoods Tamil YouTube channel.
Chiranjeevi asked me “Hi Ponnambalam.. how are you.. is your health not good.. do you have kidney problem.. I am here, don’t worry.. will you come to Hyderabad. I said I can’t come brother. But go to Apollo hospital in Chennai.. they said I will take care of everything. If you go there, at least the entry fee is not taken. I was treated there. I did not pay even a single rupee. 45 lakhs has been spent. He took care of everything. Chiranjeevi came like a god and helped me. Apollo Hospital belongs to Ram Charan sir’s wife. It was only through her that I received treatment,” Ponnambalam said emotionally. The video of Ponnambalam’s speech is currently going viral on social media.
Also, Ponnambalam said that actor Sarathkumar is helping him like a brother. ‘Sarathkumar told industry leaders about my situation and asked them to help me. Many people like KS Ravikumar, Kamal Haasan, Dhanush said that they will help me to act in films. Now I have a beard so I fit some roles. I am ready to play any role like father, elder brother. I believe that people will support me’ said Ponnambalam.
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