The demise of veteran actor, comedian, scriptwriter, dialogue writer Kader Khan was a huge setback for Bollywood. His passing away left the whole country in a state of shock. The demise of Kader Khan was mourned by many Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, David Dhawan, Shakti Kapoor, and many others.
However, Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz lambasted Govinda over his tribute for the late actor. Govinda, who worked with Kader Khan in the movies including ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni’ and others, had said that Kader Khan was not just his teacher but a father figure to him.
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RIP Kader Khan Saab. . He was not just my "ustaad" but a father figure to me, his midas touch and his aura made every actor he worked with a superstar. The entire film industry and my family deeply mourns this loss and we cannot express the sorrow in words. I pray to God that may his soul rest in peace. . . #ripkaderkhansaab
In an interview given to news agency IANS, Sarfaraz said, “Please ask Govinda how many times he inquired about his father figure’s health. Has he even bothered to call us even once after my father’s passing away? This is the way our film industry has become. There are no real feelings for those who have contributed to Indian cinema when they’re no longer active.”
Responding to Sarfraz’s comment, Govind told BBC Hindi, “He is a kid and I would not like to comment on it. He is a kid. I got to know (what he said).”
On the work front, ‘Partner’ star is gearing up for his next release, ‘Rangeela Raja’, which is directed by Sikander Bharti and produced by Pahlaj Nihalani, the film is all set to release on January 18, 2019.
Notably, Kader Khan passed away on January 1 after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada. He was 81.
Born in Kabul, Kader Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s Daag and has featured in over 300 films. He has also written dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor, he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani.
As a screenwriter, Khan collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. His films with Desai include Dharam Veer, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Coolie, Desh Premee, Suhaag, Parvarish and Amar Akbar Anthony and films with Mehra include Jwalamukhi, Sharaabi, Lawaaris and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.