Famous Bollywood actor and writer Kader Khan counted his last breath on 31st December 2018 which left the Indian cinema in utter shock. Many of the famous celebrities including Big B and Govinda were seen paying their condolences for the loss of the talented actor. However, on the other hand, the actor’s son, Sarfaraz Khan, reacted in an annoyed and angry way to all the fuss created.
Throughout his life, Kader, shared a close bond with reputed actors of the cinema including Govinda, Shakti Kapoor and David Dhawan. They were the closest to him back in the years the 1980s and 1990s. After the death of the actor, Govinda expressed his grief for him through a Twitter post that said, “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. #ripkaderkhansaab.”
RIP Kader Khan Saab.— Govinda (@govindaahuja21) January 1, 2019
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.#ripkaderkhansaab?? pic.twitter.com/NISPM1UMs1
Sarfaraz laughed at the Rangeela Raaja actor saying, “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.” He further added, “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. 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.”
He also stated “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 the death of father Kader Khan,his son furthermore spoke about the loopholes of the Indian Bollywood industry. He said, “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."
“There was a smile on my father’s face when he passed away. I cherish that smile more than anything else in the world. My father’s final years were very painful for him. He suffered from a degenerative disease that left him completely without the will to do anything. He got the best possible medical care here in Toronto,” Sarfaraz added.
With a heavy heart, he said that his father contributed to the Indian cinema and they will not let the industry forget Kader and his hard work.