If the incredible most easy Hindi entertainer Sanjeev Kumar had lived longer he would have been 83 on July 9. “Tragically we lost him so youthful. Haribhai, that is the thing that we called Sanjeev Kumar, left us when he was just 47. A hereditary heart condition — his siblings too passed on youthful—might have been controlled if not restored had he lived longer. In those days the clinical alternatives were restricted. It is pitiful we lost him to cardiovascular failure. He was certainly not a hefty smoker. Furthermore, I don’t think drinking harms the heart to that degree,” ponders Shamila Tagore who has done a large number of movies with Sanjeev Kumar.
“A portion of the movies I did with him was bad. Others like Gulzar’s Mausam and Namkeen and Basu Bhattacharya’s Grihapravesh were superb. I recall Basuda (Bhattacharya) and I had gone to visit Haribhai in the medical clinic. He was bright and effusive. Masuda and I chose not to disclose to him that one of our vital successions in Grihapravesh had been harmed in the lab. We would not like to trouble him,” she reviews.
“I think Haribhai was exceptionally enamored with me/ and extremely defensive. At the point when we were shooting outside, we’d all be in his lodging in the wake of the shooting. After two beverages he would advise me to leave his room as he needed to unwind alone. I’d obediently walkout,” reviews Sharmilaji with a snicker.
Among the movies, Sanjeev and she did together Sharmila singles out Namkeen. “How perfectly he held his ground with us all entertainers Waheedaji, Shabana, Kiran Vairale, and I. It didn’t make any difference to him if he was not the focal point of consideration in a film. Haribhai was a flat-out normal. Look how well he executed his parts in Namkeen, Mausam, and Aandhi where the entertainers had the more unmistakable jobs.”
During Namkeen Sharmilaji had the chance to invest a great deal of energy with Haribhai. “We were taking shots at Film City (Mumbai) and there were no visitors on the set. During the breaks, Haribhai and I had significant discussions. Is it accurate to say that he was forlorn? I don’t think so. He had bunches of family and he spoiled his mom. He unquestionably needed to get hitched. Yet, he needed to wed a young lady who might care for his home and deal with his mom like her own mom. The majority of the young ladies Haribhai met were vocation arranged entertainers. It is pitiful that he passed on so youthful before he could track down the right life accomplice.”
Sharmilaji has just affectionate recollections of Sanjeev Kumar. “During the 1970s we shot a lot of movies together. I recall that we were going for Faraar and Mausam all the while. We would be together for the one film toward the beginning of the day shift, and afterward again in the early evening for the other film. Valid, he came in late for shooting. For the morning shift, he would stroll in around the early afternoon. Also, we could go for just an hour until mid-day break. Yet, these were minor issues when contrasted with the amount of himself he provided for the camera. I cherished how he shot a portion of his melodies. ‘Bahon Mein Chale Aa’ in Anamika with Jaya (Bhaduri) is my top pick. I go to watch it constantly. How Haribhai shushes Jaya while she sings makes an air of such curbed sentiment. He had a great deal more to give. He shouldn’t have gone so early”