Mourning the death of Bollywood’s most loved villain Pran, actor Aamir Khan says he was the life of all the movies he worked in.
Thespian Pran after receiving Dada Saheb Phalke Award from Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari at his residence in Mumbai on May 10. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the films awards in New Delhi last week but Pran could not attend the function due to ill health. (UNI Photo)
“He was an institution and we have lost one of the legends of Indian cinema,” Aamir told reporters Tuesday. “We have learnt a lot from him. I was fortunate that I got to work with him in the beginning of my career in Isi Ka Naam Zindagi. He was the ‘pran’ (life) of every film,” he added.
Pran died July 12. He was 93. The late actor, who featured in over 400 movies in a career spanning six decades, is known for his negative roles in Madhumati and Ram Aur Shyam. Aamir recalls how as a kid he used to shiver with fear just on seeing Pran’s name in a film’s credit roll.
“I remember as a kid when I used to see Pran saab’s name in the titles, I used to get scared, such was his impact and work. He made a huge contribution to cinema,”he said.