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Atul Agnihotri on Wajid Khan: ‘His love for Salman Khan and our family was unconditional’

Indian filmmaker Atul Agnihotri spoke in detail on Wajid Khan's demise and his relationship with his brother-in-law Salman Khan.


Renowned Bollywood singer, Wajid Khan, of Sajid-Wajid duo, breathed his last in Mumbai at the age of 42. As per reports, the singer died due to a heart attack after suffering complications in treatment due to COVID-19. Now, filmmaker Atul Agnihotri has spoken up about the late singer and his relationship with Salman Khan and his entire family.

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Talking about the same, the filmmaker said, “The entire Khan parivaar shared a strong bond with Sajid-Wajid. His love for our family, particularly Salman [Khan] Bhai, was unconditional. Many of Bhai’s hit tracks were composed by them. To me, he was a friend first, a colleague later. Whenever we had to create an important song on a short notice, we could only think of them. Wajid could get things done quickly, without compromising on the quality of the creations.”

Further, Atul Agnihotri also said, “When I was making Hello [2008], we needed a special track for Bhai who was making a special appearance in the film. Asking Sajid-Wajid to compose the song was a no-brainer. The duo created it [Hello hello] so quickly. One can’t even begin to imagine what Sajid is going through now. Whenever Sajid was stuck in the middle of a tune, Wajid used to help him, and vice versa. It was a great collaboration.”

Lastly, he also about the late singer’s health and said, “He recently had a kidney transplant and was recovering. He was also diabetic and his immune system had weakened. [Towards the end] he contracted COVID-19. It is tragic that he is gone at 42. To us, he is irreplaceable.”

Now, Wajid Khan’s mom Razina has now also been tested positive for Covid-19 and his mother was reportedly present at the same hospital to take care of her ailing son.

Wajid Khan and Sajid Khan were known as one of the most successful ones who always gave the audiences chartbuster hits, recently, the two also collaborated with Salman Khan for his lockdown songs ‘Bhai Bhai’ and ‘Pyaar Karona.’

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