From an interview with J. Sukhkhuyagi, a former state minister and actress…
– You lost your voice for a while. Recently, however, he has returned to the film industry. What art are you doing?
– People often say that I was silent. I don’t have to explain why I was silent. People tend to forget their elders. But I was not silent at all. He used to convey his voice to people. The press wrote about me in different ways. He was also criticized for playing a bad role. I think that I lived as I lived, worked for my children, and lived as a person. But it is true that he is alienated from art. Art itself is very hard. If possible, they try to throw people out of the pot. But Talent never retires. I can act in movies and I still have talent. But it is not necessary to play the king. Just play a normal role. I just acted as a grandfather in the movie “Mom”. During this time, my nephew was born and I truly became a grandfather. My nephew also acted in this movie when he was a month old. That’s why I am very proud of my role in the movie “Mother”.
– People always demand something new from artists. That’s why I expected many beautiful roles from the actor named J. Sukhkhuyag?
– Many people wanted me to act in a movie. I haven’t acted in a movie for a long time, and I acted in a play called “Seats”. This play, written by B. Galaarid, was directed by my teacher B. Munkhdorj, and I performed it for the king of Great Nirun. I was very happy when I came out after playing in the play. Not only was I happy, but the people were also happy. At that time, a tired woman put 100 MNT in an envelope and was very surprised to see it in front of me. I thought that the people had been waiting for me like this. I will never forget that time.
– Have you asked your nephew to act in a movie? Or by chance the film was left on film?
– I just had to take a photo of the baby. That’s when I included my nephew in the photo shoot. The kids who are making this film made me an offer. I myself was young and a student. I agreed to help because I understand that cinema is an art. I have always been an artistic person. My teachers told me, “Become an actor in the first year, a meritorious student in the second year, a People’s Actor in the third year, and a man in the fourth year.” On that basis, I gave my heart and helped these guys. No money was demanded. I am glad that you invited me. I am happy for everyone who invites me to play in a movie. It’s the corpse of an actor.
-Nowadays, no matter how small a role in a movie, they pay a good amount of money, isn’t it?
– That’s right. I don’t think about prize money at all. But what if I don’t pay a certain amount of money? But after doing what you have to do, you have to ask people for money. Is it impure to ask people for money without doing it?
– You have been away from the film industry for some time. What were you doing at that time?
– I was not separated from my art. At the beginning of the market society, art was not worth the price of bread. At that time, I worked as an assistant director in eight films together with J. Otgonbinder, the director of “Shine Kino” company. I went to the countryside a lot. It takes a lot to release the film. I was supporting my family by doing such work. Life was really hard. At that time, the art appeared in 3oliocon. That is why I could not meet and be close to the people. But I can’t stay away from art. When we lived in the 11th district, I used to go to the workshop of 100 families and apply paint. You can smell the plaster and see how the metal rusts. That’s how I calmed myself down. However, in 1985, there was a performance. Now, if I make a report, no one will care.
There must be a lot of people who want old people to perform?
– Frankly speaking, there is a desire. Only one sponsor is not found. I am a person who lived between two societies. That’s why nobody cares.
– How is life now? Is this your apartment?
– I played in “Manduhai” and was awarded a two-room apartment. I still live in two rooms. After I played in “Mandukhai”, I was asked if I would get an award or a place. So, I said, “What can I do with the free merit of the yard, let’s get a flat” and got a two-room flat. He lives without losing it. I am doing well with my wife and child.
– Because of you, it’s been a long time since I gave you credit, isn’t it?
– I don’t know. Only Nodnin got the merit. What can I do with a prize when even Lenin doesn’t have one? I like B. Lhagvasuren’s poem “Award”. One gets many rewards just like in that poem. I worship that person. He listens to every word he says. He thinks that he is a single cell. Besides, I respect my captain. My teachers are D. Seded, B. Munkhdorj, B. Balzhinyam, and J. Buntar. Am I not a little child who was taken from the bosom of the greats of that golden age? Besides, I’m not a movie star. Just an ordinary actor.
– Didn’t you have an apartment in the 11th district? What happened to him?
-Isn’t there an award given to him after acting in the movie “Mandukhai Tsetsen Khatan”? It is said that I have lost my place after entering the apxin. There is no such thing. Once, I went to the village for a movie, and the electricity bill had accumulated. It was only after being asked for payment. So I suddenly wanted to move. I’ve lived in Ulaanhuaran and Film Factory all my life, so I wanted to move there. I asked the monk and he said it will happen. Then I sold my apartment at a high price and bought a similar two-room apartment here cheaply. I am supporting three students out of three. I live by renting one room. It is used to pay the student fees. After I sold my apartment in the 11th district, some lies were published in newspapers. I was writing that there is a tpanshein in Shap Khadan. XytsaB. Never live like that.
– When you are not acting in the movie, are you at home? Doing a little of your own?
– Generally, it is at home, in the 16th district. It’s just an idea to do different things. But not always. When I have free time, I play dominoes in this area. That’s the way it works.
– In addition to acting, you are also interested in painting?
– My father is a descendant of Uran Gombojav. My father was a man with the same hand. They used to take firewood and make wooden molds. Even so, he was interested in drawing. When I was a child, I used to go to a drawing club. He used to draw different pictures. But now I don’t have one. Drawing gave me the first taste of art. But books had a great influence on my love for art. As a child, I read a lot. I read One Thousand and One Nights in the fourth grade. He was very friendly with world classics. But the numbers were bad.
– When people get away from art and get a little older, they start trying plays and novels. At least you’re writing a memoir, right?
– No, no. What should I write? In fact, I used to write a novel called “The Fate of Armor”. There was a movie script based on the story of M.Baact. I even tried to make a movie for a while. But it didn’t work. Since then it has stopped. Better to just live by your shoulders.
– In addition to these two films, he acted in the film “Independence”. It will probably open before the festival. Marshall H. Choibalsang’s film about the X.E.L.M.E. I played the role of an artist. As I told you earlier. He is interested in pictures. But one person told me, “Art is not a skewer, and a workshop is not a jolon.” That’s why I don’t want to be a skewer or a jolon. That’s why I didn’t try to paint.
In the end, I thought, let’s go where he goes
– They said that you have become an apxician for a while. Do you miss it in different ways?
– What about him? It seems that all Mongolian artists follow this path. I am apxi yycan. Lost. But he turned his life around and found it. I am living well now.
– Why did he veer onto the road? There must have been a reason?
– Even me, people are xaltipcan. What happened to art and theater after the victory of democracy. It’s because of society. People should live in harmony with their society. At that time, there is no one who does not have an apxi. One of the reasons is that. Besides, do I have a car or a studio today or not. The cunning people took it all and ate it. It’s not surprising that one of them was abandoned on the street and suddenly came out and people are interested in it. There is one characteristic of an actor. We gain insight only when we act in a play or a movie. Understands one thing. That’s why, because of his mental strength, he overcame the hardships.
– You were accused of cheating on your wife for a while. Is it possible to say that I entered Apxin because of that?
– He is nothing. Myy said more than that. Especially at that time, I could feel that this yellow newspaper is so cute. The late Gandavaa, while working in the newspaper “Deedsii Instituto”, wrote that “Batmunkh Dayan Khan Avdranta has 2.6 years of age.” The company that bankrupted the company “Dear Azarga” is written as “E.D.E.L.S.E.N.” I was just asking. Why are you writing like this? They said they just played with the title. But the truth of life is not written. Newspapers also reported that his wife was killed. Actually, am I the kind of person who would do that?
You can’t “kill” a person like that. The police did the same and checked. It was very difficult for me. My late wife’s younger sister in Nalaikha, my adopted daughter, who was born after I was given to an orphanage, did such a thing just to take my two-room apartment. I didn’t kill anyone. Our deceased had started hanging out with the people of Tpanshein. We are hanging out at home and going out with my friend’s husband.
– On what basis did you become xapdax? What caused your late wife to die? – Your wife is very pathetic. He was fighting alongside me to get me out of prison, and then he became a prisoner before he knew it. At that time, I was offended by the Mongolian film industry and drank alcohol. N. Enkhbayar was angry at the president because he did not give credit to my teacher D. Sed.
– You must have entered and exited the well alone?
– I don’t want to talk about it three times. But there are real people, life, and a culture of treating people right in that place. I felt that one should carry the outside environment inside. Other than that, if it was tanxypaad, coliopod, opilood, it would not have been a problem. Being there, I could feel that grievances and pain go hand in hand in human life.