Rajkot/Bangalore, Apr 28 (ANI): Bollywood actor and co-star of ‘Qurbani’ Zeenat Aman has expressed grief on the demise of actor-producer-director Feroz Khan.
“I felt very saddened after listening the news. We shared cordial relations. He was a very good person and a good director. He gave me such a beautiful film ‘Qurbani’ and casted me in such beautiful manner that it has left a mark in people’s mind even now,” said Aman.
Meanwhile, friends and family bid a teary farewell to Khan at the Johnson market graveyard in Bangalore.
Feroz Khan, who was known as one of the most colourful personalities of Indian cinema, died of cancer. He was 69.
“He was giant of a man. He was very passionate and great film maker, great friend and a very good brother. I think the industry will miss him. We will definitely miss him,” said Sanjay Khan, Feroz Khan’s brother.
Nephew Zayed Khan said that the youngsters learned a lot from Feroz Khan.
“All I can say is that he was a man with great spirit and he was a man who inspired us all. He lived his life on his own terms. He’s taught us to be strong, brave and be independent. And today, we are happy in a way that his soul is in peace. He has gone through tremendous amount of hospitalization,” said Zayed Khan.
Feroz Khan made his debut in 1960 with the film ‘Didi’ and then went onto act in several films, some of which he directed and produced as well.
Infact his film ‘Dharmatma’ was the first Indian film to be shot in Afghanistan and was also his first blockbuster hit as producer, director and actor.
Khan, who had acted in hit films like ‘Qurbani’ and ‘Jaanbaaz’ in the 80’s, is survived by his actor son Fardeen Khan, daughter Laila and estranged wife Sundari.
Feroz Khan last appeared on screen in the 2007 hit gangster comedy “Welcome”.
Feroz Khan received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 2000. (ANI)