Farooque was an angel, used to flirt with me: Sai Paranjpye

The inimitable Sai Paranjpye, who now lives a secluded life, remembers her "Chashme Buddoor" actor Farooq Shaikh as a sweet wonderful person who wouldn't even mind flirting with her.

Monday, December 30, 2013   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 0 Comments  |  473 Views

Sai Paranjpye

The inimitable Sai Paranjpye, who now lives a secluded life, remembers her "Chashme Buddoor" actor Farooq Shaikh as a sweet wonderful person who wouldn't even mind flirting with her.

"Farooque was an angel. He was god's child. One always says nice things about the departed. But honestly, even if Farooque were alive, I wouldn't have a single bad thing to say about him," said the 75-year-old.

"I'd say, 'Farooque, kuch toh sharam kijiye. You are flirting with me and you're flirting with my daughter, just because your mother is not here to see what you are up to.' He was so sweet, so wonderful."

Farooque died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai late Friday. He was 65.

"What a way to end the year! The news of Farooque's death in the (Saturday) morning was devastating. This was no time for him to go. Farooque was such a sportsman. And this was most unsportsmanlike exit. His death has taken us all by shock. It's terrible," she said.

Paranjpye recalls her association with Farooque with much pleasure.

"I was very fortunate to have worked in two films "Chashme Buddoor" and "Katha" with Farooque. And I cannot tell you how wonderful he was to work with," she said.

Paranjpye recalls how Naseeruddin Shah and Farooque played a mock game of one-upmanship throughout "Katha".

"During 'Katha' the banter and the playful one-upmanship between the two of them, the teasing and ribbing between these two stalwarts was so precious. Farouque would say, 'If Naseer and I are in a shot, then it would be Naseer's back to the camera.'

"To this Naseer would retort, 'Yes, of course, because my back is more expressive than your face.' And they would go on like this. It was such a pleasure to see them together."

Farooque and Naseer also clashed playfully on their religious beliefs.

Said Paranjpye: "Farooque was very religious. Every Friday we'd have to relieve him of his work so he could go and pray. But Naseer was not at all religious. Yet he took his mother on a Haj pilgrimage. Farooque would tease Naseer about this."

Sai feels a more generous and kind hearted human being than Farooque would be hard to find.

"During the shooting of Chashme Buddoor in Delhi one of our light boys fell from the roof. He had to be hospitalised. Farooque would quietly visit the injured lightman and pay for his treatment. He said nothing about his generosity to any of us. He was a silent doer."


Do you like this article?

Posted by: India-Forums.com Staff
User Rating User Rating(1 Votes)
  sp87
Views 473

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Related Celebrities

Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah
(10)
(14)
(37)

Farooq Shaikh Farooq Shaikh
(4)
(10)

Related Movies

Chashme Buddoor Chashme Buddoor
Year 1981

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

 


Bollywood Search

Dedh Ishqiya Star Cast Interview

Views : 4108
Comments :0

Jackpot - Trailer

Views : 2078
Comments :0

Sona Spa - Trailer

Views : 3880
Comments :0

Listen... Amaya - Teaser 6

Views : 2395
Comments :0

Listen... Amaya - Teaser 5

Views : 2186
Comments :0

Listen... Amaya - Teaser 4

Views : 2639
Comments :0

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.