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ANGAAR fame director Sashilal Nair's dramatic comeback to Bollywood



January 9, 2016 1:19:11 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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ANGAAR fame National award winner Sashilal Nair will make a comeback after 14-year sabbatical.

SASHILAL NAIR AND TAJDAR AMROHI
SASHILAL NAIR AND TAJDAR AMROHI

Honoured with the National Award for his 1993 release ANGAAR starring Jackie Shroff. The director took a sabbatical after his 2002 release EK CHOTI SI LOVE STORY and now he is making a comeback for producer Tajdar Amrohi's upcoming film, which stars his son Mashoor and newcomer Esther.

Sashilal Nair's comeback is nothing less than a Bollywood drama. Tajdar Amrohi – son of filmmaker Kamal Amrohi who is known for his classics like MAHAL, PAKEEZAH, and RAZIA SULTAN, had to employ skills to locate him in a pub in Manchester.

Tajdar shares, “I had been thinking of making a comeback and I decided to have Nair direct my film as I only have two friends in this industry-JP Dutta and Shashilal Nair. However, the latter had vanished from the face of the earth and I had no idea how to trace him.”

Tajdar came to know that Sashilal Nair might be in London and went on to search for his director. The producer explains the entire scene, “I did not have any specific address of Sashilal Nair and like an old-school detective, I printed his photograph and began searching for him on the streets of London by showing his pictures to everyone I came across. After doing this for a few days, I got to know that he might be in Manchester.”

On reaching Manchester, Tajdar again had to search for days and finally got to know from an old couple about an Asian man, who frequents this old pub in an area of Manchester named Huddersfield, which is known to house retired British couples.

“Finally, I managed to trace him in this old, smoky pub and surprised him with a tight hug. When I asked him to come back to India with me, he was quite reluctant but I practically kidnapped him and dragged him all the way back to India,” Tajdar recalls with a guffaw.

The film that the two are working on is a love story set in Mumbai and Tajdar claims that the film will show Mumbai like never before.


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