That Kader Khan spent his last years in Canada troubles actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha deeply.
“Why was he in Canada during the time of his death? Kader Khan has given so much to our entertainment industry. I’d say he was one of the pillars of Bollywood. He was not just an excellent actor who fitted into any role, but also an outstanding writer. Both Amitabh and I were very closely associated with him. I knew him from the time he wrote Manmohan Desai’s Naseeb and Prakash Mehra’s Jawalamukhi,both of which I starred in.Whenever I met him he regaled me with his intellectual mind and deep study of commercial Indian cinema. I don’t think there can be another Kader Khan ever,” says Shatrughan Sinha passionately, adding, “What a sad start to 2018. There is a lesson to be learnt from KaderKhan’s death in a foreign country. We need to take better better care of our artistes so that they don’t feel neglected.”