Best known for his remarkable performance as Nattu Kaka in Sab TV’s hit and clean comedy sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah from past 13 years now (2008 – present), TMKOC fame Ghanashyam recalls shooting with late Dilip Kumar.
We all know how the stalwart and thespian of Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar breathed his last in morning on 7th July and passed away at the age of 98, he had also been recently admitted at the hospital since he wasn’t well and amongst the entire film and television industry who are also mourning his demise, even TMKOC fame Ghanashyam recalls shooting with late Dilip Kumar.
Definitely with death of Dilip Kumar, it has marked end of a glorious era wherein actors who had been lucky enough to work with him are sharing their experiences and memories in fond love of the late legend, and in this ongoing list, even the veteran film and TV actor TMKOC fame Ghanashyam recalls shooting with late Dilip Kumar.
In his recent exclusive chat interview with a leading digital entertainment portal, fondly remembering the late enigmatic bollywood superstar, Ghanashyam Nayak who is 77 years old and has also worked in approximately 250 hindi and gujarati films, said that in his illustrious career he had also gotten a golden chance of working with the thespian and opening up about it, he shares, “Dilip Sahab had produced a TV serial a long time back which was titled, Zara Dekho To Inka Kamal and there was a servant’s role in it. The writer Ahmed Naqvi had suggested my name to him for the character saying ‘Naukar ke role ke liye Ghanashyam Nayak best hai usko bulao’. The shooting took place at Dilip Kumar’s bungalow only. So, when I went there, he saw me from afar and said, ‘Aao Ghanashyam Aao’. And I was surprisingly shocked ‘Itna bada aadmi aur mujhe ek minute mein apna bana liya’. Mere kandhe par haath rakhkar unke garden mein mujhe poora scene khud samjhaya. And then he took me inside his bungalow and said, ‘let’s start the shooting'”.
Revealing about the advice that the late indian cinema icon had given him before shoot, Ghanashyam said, “He gave me all the instructions and asked me to not do acting and keep it natural. In no time we finished the scene and he was really impressed. The shoot was for one day but I can’t forget that day ever. Immediately after my scene he came to me and said you did it really well and your cheque is ready. But you can’t leave from here until you eat with us. Being a star he treated me so well. When I said, ‘Sir its too early to have food for me, I would leave now’, so he said, ‘Tum hamare ghar ke member ho, aise bina khaaye jaaoge to kaise chalega?’. I joined my hands and excused from there”.
When asked about him again getting a chance of meeting the veteran bollywood icon and on this Ghanashyam adds, “A few years later, I was shooting for my film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam at Filmcity, Helipad. He had come there and when I saw him, I waved towards him and he too waved back. After so many years also, he recognised me and spoke to me. He was a lovely person”.