Kader Khan passed away after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada on New Year’s eve at the age of 81. Fans and B-Town celebs have been posting their condolences on social media. The Accidental Prime Minister actors Akshaye Khanna and Anupam Kher remembered the actor-writer too. Khanna shared an anecdote with Indiatimes.
“I worked with him on two or three films but the maximum time I spent him was in New York while we were shooting for Aa Ab Laut Chale, he was playing a Pakistani, because it was outdoor in New York I spent a lot of time with him. I remember in the morning we used to go for a shoot in a mini van where I would sit behind him. I used to roll a paper like a needle and put it in his ears from the back very gently, like how a fly sits on our ears and there is a sensation, he would squirm a lot and I used to laugh so much...I continued this for 3 or 4 days and then I got caught by him, he yelled at me so badly.”
He also said that Khan was a child at heart. As the industry industry mourns his loss Anupam Kher went on to recount his experience of working with him in Sooryavansham and Hum.
“I have spent a lot of time with him, Sooryavansham has become a national iconic film since last 4 to 5 years, all my friends keep repeating our scenes together. Also, I spent a lovely time with him during Hum, every moment with was precious, he was a great scholar,” Kher said to Indiatimes.
Here are some other reactions by celebrities and his co-workers.
You made films so much more entertaining with your acting and dialogues!!! You l be missed kader khan saab!!RIP— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) January 3, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of Kader Khan Saab’s demise. I had the chance of working with & it was an inspiring experience. He will always remain in our hearts & a forever shining star in the sky. Sending my thoughts, love & prayers to the family ??— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 1, 2019
Kader saab,brilliant writer and actor. During shoots he would add impromptu dialogues lifting a mundane scene to totally entertaining. In between he would regale us with stories and anecdotes.Working with him was a lesson ,and such a joy. Very very sad he is no more? #KaderKhan— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) January 2, 2019
Drama, Thrill, Comedy you aced it all. Thank you for filling my life with so much laughter & joy. You will be missed #KaderKhan sahab ... your contribution to the indian film industry is immeasurable #RIPKadarkhan #Legend pic.twitter.com/iDmY8cUIeC— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 1, 2019
A legend, noted for spinning magic with his pen and acting skills!— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) January 1, 2019
You will forever be in our hearts, #KaderKhan Saab!
Love and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
Saddened to learn about the demise of #KaderKhan Saab, had the good fortune of working with him in quite a few films...a fine actor and an even better comedian. My thoughts and prayers with his family ??— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 1, 2019
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