Salman Khan To Honour Raj Kapoor In Bharat

By now everyone in Bharat who is a Salman Khan fan knows that Salman is doing a film on the journey of man from India’s independence in 1947 to present day.

The film aptly entitled Bharat would have a segment located in the circus. This segment, says  director Ali Abbas Zafar,  would be directly inspired  by Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker .

Further  to  this news on a heartening homage, comes the information that Salman would be  seeking “creative advice” fromDharmendra on  how to approach the  circus portion  of  the story.

For those who  came in late , Dharmendra  played a pivotal part  in Mera Naam Joker .

Recalls Dharamji,  “Working with Raj Kapoor Saab was a  dream come true for me. I had  idolized him and Dilip Kumar Saab long before I became an actor,When he offered me  a role in  Mera Naam Joker I just grabbed it. No questions asked. Now when Salman who is very close  to me and my family is doing something similar I’d be most happy to advice him in whatever way he wants.”

When I suggest that Salman’s love and reverence  for Dharamji is similar to what the veteran actor felt  for Raj Kapoor, Dharmajiprotests, “Arrrey nahin woh zamana hi kuch aur tha. Dilip Saab, Raaj Dev Saab alag hasti the(that era was something else The actors were  a breed apart).”

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