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EXCLUSIVE: Shakti Kapoor reacts to Kader Khan’s demise: I used to call him ‘Masiha’
One of the most successful on-screen pairings of the 90s was the pairing of Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor. The duo had jointly worked in almost 125 movies which is the maximum any two co-stars have done together in Hindi movies. The movies in which the duo worked together are ‘Haseena Maan Jaayegi’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Deewana Mastana’, ‘Hero No. 1’, ‘Judwaa’ and ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’.
Whenever the two legends come together on the silver screen, it used to be a riot like situation at the theatres. Since the news of Kader Khan’s death broke, Bollywood stars have been paying their tribute to comedian-actor-screenwriter Kader Khan.
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Check out how Shakti Kapoor reacted to Kader Khan’s demise:
Taking to Bollywood Bubble, Shakti Kapoor said, “Both of us have created history in the film industry. Our combination as actors (as father and son) had never happened before. The idol comedy jodi used to be Mahmood and IS Johar. But after Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor came together, this jodi became the best jodi in Bollywood.”
In tinsel town, where posters only feature the lead actors and actresses, there was a time when banners of Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor would be used to promote the films. This has never happened in the history of Indian cinema.
“I have lost a very great partner of my life, who was a guru (mentor) to me. We have lost a huge talent from the industry. There are very rare gems like Kader Khan that Bollywood has ever witnessed,” Kapoor said.
Explaining his equation with late Kader Khan, Kapoor added, “We have been like a family, we have traveled the world together. I used to call him a ‘Masiha’, the man who always spoke about goodness. He believed in a lot of goodness.”
Lastly, he said that after working in great films with Kader Khan, he doesn’t have words to describe the great loss.
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’.
The versatile actor, Kader Khan passed away on January 1 in Canada. His death was confirmed by his son Sarfaraz Khan, who himself has acted in several films such as ‘Tere Naam’, ‘Wanted’ and many others. Khan was 81.
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