Govinda reacts to Kader Khan’s demise: He was a father figure to me
Since the news of Kader Khan‘s demise broke, Twitter was flooded with condolence messages by Bollywood celebrities. The veteran actor-writer-comedian Kader Khan worked in over 300 Bollywood films and acted in several movies along with Bollywood actor Govinda such as ‘Coolie No. 1’, ‘Hero No. 1’, ‘Aunty No. 1’, ‘Aankhen’, ‘Dulhe Raja’, ‘Joru Ka Ghulam’, ‘Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare’, ‘Waah Tera Kya Kehna’ and many more.
Reacting to Kader Khan’s death, Govinda took to Instagram and posted a picture along with Kader Khan from ‘Dulhe Raja’. He wrote that Khan was not just a teacher to him but a father figure. He also mentioned that all the actors he worked with, eventually attained superstardom. He further stated that it’s a huge loss for the film industry.
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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
The legendary Bollywood actor died on January 1, after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada. His demise was confirmed by his son Sarfaraz Khan, who himself has acted in many films like ‘Tere Naam’, ‘Wanted’ and many others. 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 more than 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’. His films with Mehra include ‘Jwalamukhi’, ‘Sharaabi’, ‘Lawaaris’ and ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’.