Bollywood actor Kader Khan was last seen a few months ago in Arjun Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha-Manoj Bajpayee-starrer Tevar (January 2015). Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, however, welcomed the "return" of the veteran actor on Sunday.
"Kader Khan... great colleague, writer, contributor to many of my successful films... returns to film after a long hiatus! Welcome," Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. Khan will next be seen in John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar-starrer Welcome Back.
T 1957 - Kadar Khan .. great colleague, writer, contributor to many of my successful films .. returns to film after a long hiatus ! Welcome— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 9, 2015
Interestingly, Kader Khan did not exactly take a break from films. Even before Tevar, Khan was seen in Ungli, Kill Dil and Kader Khan last acted in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and a couple of smaller films earlier. Is it really a comeback then? Maybe Bachchan intended to hint at the next movie Khan is doin, Welcome Back with the "welcome" message.
From negative roles to comedy to character roles, Kader Khan has portrayed diverse characters on screen in his career spanning over four decades. He has worked in over 350 films, including Coolie, Baap Numbri, Beta Dus Numbri, Hum, Bol Radha Bol, Aankhen, Raja Babu and Judwaa.
Kader Khan, in his late 70s, has so far been a victim of death hoaxes several times.