Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is shocked at the sudden demise of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh. Senior Bachchan, who said Farooq Sheikh was his very good friend, a gentleman and a wonderful colleague, expressed how honest the late actor was.
Big B said, “Just up to the news of Farooq Sheikh passing away ! Cannot believe that he has gone ! A wonderful colleague, a gentle presence about him, no pretence of any kind. His work and his demeanour breathed a certain honesty, hard to find in most.
Amitabh Bachchan also said that Farooq Sheikh was the only one to congratulate him when the Swedish Investigator in the Bofors scandal revealed that Big B's name had been 'deviously planted'.
He said, “When after 25 years the Swedish Investigator in the Bofors matter, revealed that my name had been deviously 'planted' in the scandal, Farooq Sheikh was the only one that wrote a note to me with flowers, congratulating me, but also expressing shock at how the system had ostracised me and my family !!”
“Honesty and an absence of pretence does not need knowing. They show up and get recognised, without provocation !! Prayers and condolences,” Big B concluded.
Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, who is best remembered for his performances in films like 'Garm Hava', 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Chashme Buddoor' and 'Kissi Se
Na Kehna', died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai at the age of 65.
His last film was 'Club 60' and before that he was seen playing the role of a father to Ranbir Kapoor in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'.
He also hosted the popular Zee TV show 'Jeena issi ka naam hai' in which he interviewed many Bollywood celebrities.