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Satish Shah: Kundan Shah and I were friends since college, shared a close bond

Actor Satish Shah reveals that he was such a great friend of director Kundan Shah, that he was a part of his first ventures in every entertainment medium — TV and films!

bollywood Updated: Oct 07, 2017 18:09 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Actor Satish Shah worked with Kundan in the critically-acclaimed film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)(Yogen Shah)

Actor Satish Shah is among the most prominent faces in Bollywood, having been a part of almost a 100 odd films. But Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro will always be close to his heart, primarily because he was closely associated with the director of the film, Kundan Shah, who passed away in his sleep on October 7 due to a cardiac arrest. “He was a great friend! We all made the film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron together, we did not share the relationship of just a director and an actor,” says Satish.

Their friendship is not just professional. Satish and Kundan were college buddies too. “Kundan was my batchmate in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) as students. But I was not just in his first feature film—I was there in his first student film, his first ad film and his first television show as well! So, you can understand what kind of an association we shared. He also gave Shah Rukh Khan a good break in television with Wagle Ki Duniya
(1998-1990). He was a very understated, simple guy. It’s a great loss.”

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First Published: Oct 07, 2017 18:04 IST