Shivaji

I just couldn't resist posting this picture of the late, great actor (or Thespian, as such people were often called) Shivaji Ganeshan, in one of his famous roles, "Veerapandiya Kattaboman":



It accompanies a reminiscence of Shivaji in The Hindu, An Actor and a Gentleman.

He was a very big actor, trained to act in stage plays that travelled from village to village, where subtlety is lost -- but he was physically tiny. Each time I look at this picture, it makes me smile.

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