Remembering gentleman actor Farooque Shaikh

Actors Deepti Naval,Shabana Azmi,Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan remember Farooque Shaikh.

Written by Entertainment News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 29, 2013 11:11:43 am

Poster boy of middle-of-road cinema

‘Adaab. Is this the number of Ms Shubhra Gupta who writes for Ind Exp (The Indian Express)? Farooque Shaikh”. With this text message,I began a series of conversations with one of the finest actors that Hindi cinema has had the privilege of hosting. He had nice things to say about a piece I had written,and ended that exchange with: “Allah karey zor-e-kalam aur zyaada”. …Read More

Parallel cinema’s blue eyed boy

With his boy-next-door persona and understated style,Farooque Shaikh made his entry into films at a time when the parallel art cinema was making its presence felt and he went on to work in some of the best movies of that era. …Read More

Rare photos of Farooque Shaikh

Veteran actor Farooque Shaikh died on Friday night after suffering a massive heart attack,while holidaying in Dubai. The actor,who passed away at the age of 65,is greatly remembered for his roles in notable films such as ‘Noorie’,‘Chashme Buddoor’,Kissi Se Na Kehna’ and his major contribution to theatre and television as well. …See more pics

A fine actor,great friend,kind man

Deepti Naval remembers Farooque Shaikh – I vividly remember my first meeting with Farooque Shaikh. It was in 1975. I had just returned from New York after completing my graduation and was looking for opportunities to begin a career as an actor. We met at the Doordarshan office where we were both invited to meet the production team,which was keen that we co-host a show. A single-episode programme,it marked the beginning of my screen career as well as an association that would last for 38 years. …Read More

Farooque Shaikh had heart attack while on vacation

On Saturday morning,the country woke up to the news that Indian cinema had lost its most beloved everyman,Farooque Shaikh. The veteran actor died following a cardiac arrest in Dubai late on Friday night. He was 65 and is survived by his wife Rupa Vakil and two daughters Shaista (32) and Sanaa (28). The funeral is likely to take place on Monday evening after his body is flown back from Dubai after the completion of formalities. …Read More

Shah Rukh Khan feels sorry for not spending time with Farooque Shaikh

“My biggest regret that I never got to spend time with you,Faroukh sahib,as I had requested. Should have done it earlier. I feel so sorry.”…Read More

Shabana Azmi on Farooque Shaikh’s sudden death

Shabana,who did some of her best films with Farooq including Sagar Sarhadi’s ‘Lorie’,Kalpana Lajmi’s ‘Ek Pal’ and Muzaffar Ali’s ‘Anjuman’,not to mention the longevous play ‘Tumhari Amrita’ directed by Feroz Abbas Khan,couldn’t believe the enormity of the tragedy. “We were close friends from before we worked together.We were in college together. I can’t believe he’s gone.” …Read More

Amitabh Bachchan shares his special bonding with actor Farooque Shaikh

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is shocked at the sudden demise of veteran actor Farooque Shaikh. Senior Bachchan,who said Farooque Shaikh was his very good friend,a gentleman and a wonderful colleague,expressed how honest the late actor was. …Read More

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