- Veteran actor Jagdeep died Wednesday at age 81
- He was best known for playing the role of Soorma Bhopali in Sholay in 1975
- “A father who taught me the values of life”, writes Jaaved
“For the man I called” dad “and whom the world knew through his various avatars, salam! Aapka naam Soorma Bhopali aese hi nahi tha! “wrote Jaaved Jaaferi in a heart-rending tribute to his father, veteran actor Jagdeep, on Sunday. Jagdeep, who was best known for playing the role of Soorma Bhopali in Amitabh Bachchan and the superhit of Dharmendra in 1975 Sholay, died Wednesday due to age-related issues at his Mumbai residence. He was 81 years old. Remembering his father, Jaaved wrote an emotional note on Twitter, in which he shared many aspects of Jagdeep’s life – from his trip to Bollywood to the the love and respect he has received in the film industry from leading actors and filmmakers such as Guru Dutt, BR Chopra, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan. Rajesh Khanna, Amrish Puri and many others.
Jaaved began his note with these words: “My sincere thanks to all those who shared the pain of my father’s departure with so much love, appreciation and regret. Itna pyaar … itni izzat … itni duaein. Yahi toh hai 70 saalon ki asli kaamai. “
He then shared how his father, who started his journey in the film industry as a child artist struggling with poverty, became one of the iconic stars of Bollywood. “From 10 to 81 years old, all he breathed and lived was film. After losing his father at 7 and everything that existed in a good life after the partition (1947), it was a face to face fight with poverty and survival on the trails of Mumbai. An 8 year old child with his mother threw head first into the ruthless ocean called Mumbai. It was sink or swim. So he swam. From work in small tin factories to making kites, selling soaps, walking behind a maalishwalah holding his oil canister and shouting, ‘Maalish, like maalish. ‘At 10, what fate chooses for him, like the light at the end of the tunnel, is the cinema. “
“The journey started with BR Chopra sahabfirst film of Afsana (filmed in 1949 but released in 1951) and as the saying goes, “a journey of a thousand kilometers begins with one step”, there was no turning back. His father figures and guides were like Bimal Roy, Guru Dutt, Mehboob Khan and K Asif. From the most natural child actor I have seen in Hindi cinema to a sensitive foreground man, to the craziest improvising actor with impeccable timing in recent years, he has never failed to entertain and to amaze. The best of directors, producers and co-stars like Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt, Balraj Sahni, Kishore Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Ashok Kumar, Johnny Walker, Mehmood, Helen, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Feroze Khan , Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Sridevi and many others were and are, full of love and praise for him,” he added.
Jaaved also wrote about the many precious things that Jagdeep taught him as a father: “The word ‘legend’ is thrown freely these days, but in his case, it is so justified. A father who taught me the values of life, the lessons of poverty, the importance of dedication and the finesse of craftsmanship, with countless stories of positivity and inspiration. Always smiling, with words of encouragement for all, and reminding me that true success is measured by what we “are” and not by what we “have”, and by “what we knows and not “who ‘we know. What a man! What a journey! “
the Dhamaal The actor signed his message with these words: “To conclude, I would like to quote his favorite couplet which his mother quoted in a desperate situation and which he constantly used as a reminder – “Woh manzil kya, jo aasani se tay ho; Woh raahi kya, jo thak kar baith jaaye. »Magar zindagi kabhi kabhi thak kar baithne by majboor kar deti hai. Hausla buland hota hai by jism saath nahi deta. To the man I called “dad” and whom the world knew thanks to his various avatars, salaam! Aapka naam Soorma Bhopali aese hi nahi tha! “
Read Jaaved Jaaferi’s emotional note for his father here:
My sincere thanks to all those who shared the pain of my father’s departure with so much love, (more) https://t.co/IS8nUYYe8i
– Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) July 13, 2020
Jagdeep was known to play comic roles in movies. He has appeared in around 400 films, including his memorable role as Soorma Bhopali in Sholay. Jagdeep’s other main roles were Andaz Apna Apna, Khilona, Brahmachari, Purana Mandir, Phool Aur Kaante, among many others.