Kader Khan’s son Sarfaraz has opened up on his father’s demise. In his latest interview with IANS, Sarfaraz has talked about the hypocrisy of Bollywood stars, how Kader Khan used to remember Amitabh Bachchan, and more. Sarfaraz has also mentioned that the film industry has no real people and real feelings for those who have contributed to the cinema. Here are five important statements Sarfaraz has made:
On the film industry’s ignorance:
“It is the way the Indian film industry has become now. There are too many fragmented camps and loyalties. The out-of-sight-out-of-mind mentality can’t be helped.”
On his father’s teaching:
“My father always told us, his sons, not to expect anything from anybody and we grew up with the belief that one must do what is required in life and expect nothing in return.”
On not getting calls:
“The hurt is palpable especially since not too many from the film industry have bothered to call his sons in Canada even after Kader Khan’s death”.
On Kader Khan remembering Big B:
“There are so many people in the film industry whom my father was close to. But the one person that my father loved the most was Bachchan saab (Amitabh Bachchan). I’d ask my father whom he missed the most from the film industry and the answer promptly would be Bachchan Saab. And I know the love was mutual. I want Bachchan saab to know that my father spoke about him till the end.”
On Govinda calling Kader Khan his father:
“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”.
On the industry’s ‘real’ affection:
“There are no real feelings for those who have contributed to Indian cinema when they’re no longer active. The top guns may be seen getting clicked with these retired veterans. But the affection goes only as far as photographs. No more. Look at the condition in which Lalita Pawarji and Mohan Chotiji died”.
Kader Khan, a celebrated actor-comedian-screenwriter in Hindi cinema, died of prolonged illness in Canada on January 1.