Google has dedicated its today’s doodle to honour late Bollywood actor Farooque Shaikh on his 70th birth anniversary. Born on this day in 1948, Shaikh’s untimely death at the age of 65 on December 27, 2013, has left a void in the Indian cinema.
Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to late Bollywood actor Farooque Shaikh on his 70th birth anniversary.Born in a small village of Gujarat, Farooque Shaikh is known for his magnificent acting skills.
Shaikh was not only a proficient movie actor, his contribution to the world of television and theatre has also been equally appreciated.
Here we are sharing 3 best roles played by Farooque Shaikh…
3. Chashme Buddoor (1981)
Chashme Buddoor was a romantic comedy that saw a very young Farooq Sheikh wooing Deepti Naval along with his two friends Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani. Over the years this film moved ahead to join the league of cult classics. The film has appeal even today and it urged filmmaker David Dhawan to come out with a remake in 2013. Even though Ali Zafar did his best to play Siddharth, Farooq’s portrayal of the same had a different appeal altogether.
2. Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988)
Paired opposite Rekha in this drama, Farooq Sheikh plays the dutiful son to his dominating mother (Bindu) in this film. The movie focuses more on a mother-in-law’s tactics to drive her village belle daughter-in-law (Rekha) away, however, no one could overlook Sheikh’s performance as the befitting obedient son.
1. Umrao Jaan (1981)
Farooq Sheikh plays the suave and charming Nawab Sultan who falls in love with Umrao Jaan played by Rekha in this Muzaffar Ali film. A love story with a bitter ending, Farooq leaves his ladylove, a courtesan, to marry a more ‘acceptable’ girl that pleases his family instead. Like ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ too was remade in 2006 with Abhishek Bachchan reprising Farooq Sheikh’s role from the original.