Whether you consider in coincidences or not, the truth that late legendary stars and greatest friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan died on the same date, eight years apart, is one thing that may stun you for a couple of seconds for positive. Not simply this, the 2 Hindi movie trade icons have been virtually of the same age on the time of their demise and suffered from the same disease — most cancers.
Not simply onscreen, Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan shared a terrific bond of friendship offscreen as effectively. The two had performed friends onscreen in a single of their greatest hits, Qurbani (1980) and then the duo got here collectively for Dayavan (1988), a remake of Mani Ratnam’s cult Tamil traditional, Nayakan. But their friendship preceded these motion pictures they starred in.
The two hit it off as buddies of their first hit, Shankar Shambhu directed by Chand in 1976.
Such was their bond that whereas Feroz bid farewell to the world on April 27, 2009, Vinod left for his heavenly abode on the same day precisely eight years later, in 2017. While Feroz Khan died of lung most cancers, Vinod Khanna misplaced the battle to bladder most cancers.
For the unversed, Feroz wished to forged Vinod within the 1986 movie titled ‘Janbaaz’, for the position that was finally performed by Anil Kapoor. But by that point Vinod had turn into disenchanted by the methods of the glamour trade and had determined to depart all of it behind to search out solace within the firm of his non secular guru, Osho Rajneesh, who had relocated to Oregon within the US.
For the unversed, Vinod left the trade on the peak of his profession when he was the second hottest actor after Amitabh Bachchan and become a gardener. In one of his interviews again within the day, Vinod had stated that he was pleased “to let the world go by”.
But future had one thing else in retailer for him. Vinod returned to showbiz for his second innings following the controversies over Osho’s ashram within the US and it goes with out saying that Feroz was among the many first lot of producers who welcomed him again signed him on for ‘Dayavan’. However, as everyone knows, Mukul Anand’s Insaaf (1986) and Raaj N Sippy’s Satyamev Jayate (1986) have been the primary two of his comeback movies.
Incidentally, Feroz had first provided Vinod’s position in Qurbani to Amitabh Bachchan however the famous person had no dates at the moment. And Feroz didn’t wish to look forward to six months to forged Bachchan. Subsequently, he signed Vinod for the movie that story of which revolved across the theme of friendship and sacrifice. This movie got here as a turning level of their friendship and sealed their bond as brothers and friends for all times.
The two stayed life-long friends until Feroz died of lung most cancers.
Reportedly, a couple of days earlier than Feroz’s loss of life, Vinod had paid a go to to him together with veteran actor Dharmendra at a Mumbai hospital the place he was admitted. Together, they cried inconsolably.