"I had rented a thatch hut in Guwahati in front of the most famous director's house in Assam thinking that one day I would get a break. So one day the director comes out of his house and I come out and he says, you are my hero...," Hussain said.
"The rent of the hut was Rs 150," he added.
The actor who has been part of various regional, Bollywood, European and Hollywood films said that he got his break out of the blue when a filmmaker bumped into him in a lounge in Kolkata and asked him to become a part of a film.
"And then one fine day I was sitting in Kolkata and one guy comes in and I don't even know this guy. He says, Are you Adil? Do you want to work in a film, but it is not a hero's role," Hussain said.
The ace actor will be seen in Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Pareeksha' scheduled to be released next year.