While Mohanlal was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, Manoj Bajpayee, Prabhudheva, Shankar Mahadevan, Dinyar Contractor, Srivennela Seetharama Sastry, Sivamani and Kader Khan (posthumously) were conferred with the Padma Shri.
In a nod to his diversified roles be it as a convincing villain in Coolie (1983) or serious roles like that of Fakeer baba in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978), the dairy brand sketched the monochromatic tribute portraying his range.
Upon Kader Khan's passing, Govinda said that the actor was like a father-figure to him but Kader Khan's son Sarfaraz Khan has reacted on this statement. He implied that the actor had not even called the family once ever since Kader Khan passed away.
As an actor who lasted all the way until the mid-2000s, he was no slouch. But the sheer number of acting credits he amassed in one forgettable film after another made you feel that he was just switching sets.
As an actor, he would often break the fourth wall, call the camera and say ‘idhar aao’ and the camera would zoom onto him. This was quite new and revolutionary for those times. He was a polymath. This is truly an end of an era in Bollywood.
Kader Khan, who was admitted in hospital after complaining of breathlessness, passed away on Tuesday in Canada. He was 81. The veteran actor is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.