Sajid Khan was known to be part of Bigg Boss 16, and in one of the episodes, the director shared with MC Stan how Salman Khan’s father, Salim Khan, supported him when his own father passed away. Sajid became emotional after a dispute with Archana Gautam, breaking down and expressing, ‘She (Archana) talked about my father, and plays the cards of rich and poor. What does she know? Imagine, a 14-year-old running around in a rickshaw to relatives’ houses so he may arrange money for his father’s last rites. Ki daddy off hogaye hai kuch mil sakta hai kya (My dad is no more, may I get some money)?’
He recounted an incident where a relative, upon hearing his request, asked his servant to say, ‘Tell him I am not at home,’ which deeply affected Sajid. He tearfully narrated how some relatives from his mother’s side did provide assistance, but the significant help came from Salman Khan’s father, Salim uncle.
Furthermore, he revealed that his father’s demise was due to alcohol, stating, “Daaru pee ke mare the mere papa mere saamne, poora liver phat gaya tha, aankh se khoon, muh se khoon, 2 min mein bistar mein guzar gaye. Jahan pe maine dafnaya tha na waha Salim uncle aaye the aur unhone mujhe paise diye aur hug kiya. Un paison se maine 2 mahine ka rashan bhara tha, bijli ka bill bhara tha (My father died in front of me because of alcohol. His liver burst, his eyes and mouth were bleeding. The only person who actually helped at that time was Salman Khan’s father, Salim uncle. He came to the graveyard and handed me some cash and hugged me. With that money, I bought ration for two months and paid my electricity bill).”
Sajid has directed films like Hey Baby, Housefull and Housefull 2.