Feroz Khan Last Wish Was To Remake ‘Qurbani
Feroz Khan’s last wish before he passed away in Bangalore was to finish his dream project - a remake of his 1980 blockbuster
film “Qurbani”. His last wish was to remake ‘Qurbani’ as ‘Kurbani’. He was very keen that the film be made again and was working towards it,” Rajkumar Tiwari, Feroz Khan’s manager of 25 years, told IANS over phone from Bangalore.
“When he fell ill, he realised that a lot of energy was required to make a film, so he took a break and was adamant that he will make the film. Few songs had already been recorded. This project was his last wish and I am sure someone will take it forward,” he added.
Feroz Khan passed away late Sunday at his farmhouse here after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 69.
He had announced “Kurbani” at the 2006 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event in Dubai. His son, actor Fardeen Khan, was to reprise his father’s role in the new version of the romantic thriller.
Apart from Feroz Khan, the original also starred Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Amjad Khan in pivotal roles.
The actor had also decided to star in the remake of the film. According to media reports, he had roped in filmmaker Sanjay Gupta to wield the megaphone for the movie. When contacted, Gupta refused to comment on it.
Anand Raj Anand, who has been signed to direct the music for the remake, said: “We had already recorded three songs for ‘Kurbani’ but his health was an issue. Right now I don’t want to comment anything more on this as I am very sad about hearing of his demise.”
With hit songs like “Aap jaisa koi” and the title qawwali “Qurbani qurbani”, the music of the original was a chartbuste
Feroz Khan Detailed Profile
The veteran Bollywood actor-filmmaker Feroz Khan, who was battling cancer for over a year, passed away at his Bangalore residence this Monday. He was 70. He is survived by his two children Laila and Fardeen Khan.
Feroz Khan was born in Bangalore, India. His father was Sadiq Ali Khan Tanoli, who was a Pathan originally from Ghazni province of Afghanistan and his mother (Fatima) was from Iran. His three brothers Sanjay Khan, Sameer Khan and Akbar Khan are all famous names of Hindi film industry.
After his schooling from Bangalore, he arrived in Mumbai where he made his debut as second lead in ‘Didi’ (1960). He appeared in an English-language film ‘Tarzan Goes to India’ in 1962 opposite Simi Garewal. His first big hit was in 1965 with the release of ‘Oonche Log’ followed by strings of memorable appearances.
Also in his career, Feroz Khan turned into a successful producer and director so as to improve his career opportunities as a leading man. He produced, directed and starred in the 1975 -77 film ‘Dharmatma’ which was the first Indian film to be shot in Afghanistan and was also his first blockbuster hit as producer, director and star. This movie was inspired by the Hollywood film ‘The Godfather’.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he was a leading Bollywood star. He directed and starred in many of his films. The movie ‘Qurbani’ was the biggest hit of his career. In 1986, he directed and starred in ‘Janbaaz’ which was a huge Box Office hit.
After he directed and starred in ‘Yalgaar’ in 1992, he took a long break from acting for 11 years and took to producing, directing and even editing a few films. He launched his son Fardeen Khan’s career with the 1998 film ‘Prem Aggan’ which went to be a Box Office failure.
He produced and directed ‘Janasheen’ in 2003, which also starred his son Fardeen and marked Firoz’s acting comeback.
Most recently in 2007, the actor starred in the superhit film ‘Welcome’, which unfortunately was his last silver screen performance.
Kkurbani Remake of Qurbani 1980 (2006) (announced)
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)
Meet Mere Man Ka (1991)
Kachche Heere (1982)
Khoon Aur Paani (1981)
Jadu Tona (1977)
Sharafat Chod Di Maine (1976)
Aa Jaa Sanam (1975)
Kala Sona (1975)
Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
International Crook (1974)
Anjaan Raahen (1974)
Bhagat Dhanna Jatt (1974)
Geeta Mera Naam (1974)
Khhotte Sikkay (1974)
Kisan Aur Bhagwan (1974)
Ek Paheli (1971)
Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Pyaasi Sham (1969)
CID 909 (1967)
Raat Aur Din (1967)
Woh Koi Aur Hoga (1967)
Main Wohi Hoon (1966)
Ek Sapera Ek Lootera (1965)
Oonche Log (1965)
Teesra Kaun (1965)
Char Dervesh (1964)
Tarzan Goes to India (1962)
Main Shadi Karne Chala (1962)
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