What! Farooq Sheikh was paid solely Rs. 750 for his debut movie Garm Hawa and obtained it solely after 20 years
MUMBAI: Farooq Sheikh was one of the vital wanted actors of his time. He all the time introduced a smile on the face of his followers along with his impeccable performances in movies like Chashme Buddoor, Noorie, Saath, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and plenty of extra. His sudden demise a couple of years again was an enormous blow to the movie business.
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Now, Farooq made his debut in Garm Hawa in 1974 and performed Balraj Sahni’s son within the movie. He was reportedly paid Rs 750 for his function and obtained the wage solely after 20 years!
In a throwback interview, Farooq stated, “He (MS Sathyu) signed a really lovely contract with me, for ₹750. He paid me that quantity in 20 years. Getting the funds for such a movie was very troublesome in these days. 750 ke lalach me jo 20 saal me chukaye gaye humne garm hawa karli (So I did Garm Hawa for ₹750 which was paid in 20 years) (smiles).”
(1974) Balraj Sahni, Farooq Sheikh & Shaukat Azmi- Forged of ‘Garm Hawa’; banned by Censor Board, however launched after Indira Gandhi intervened. pic.twitter.com/QaDddakSbs
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For the unversed, Farooq was learning to be a lawyer on the time and would usually do small roles in movies as his ardour, which ultimately turned his full time profession.
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