On the occasion of former Bollywood actor Imran Khan’s birthday, we revisit an interview in which he discussed his desire to honor his grandpa, filmmaker Nasir Hussain. With films like Caravan, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, and others to his credit, late filmmaker Nasir Hussain was dubbed the “trendsetter” of Hindi cinema when he died in 2002. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander are among his cult masterpieces.
Khan stated in an interview with Hindustan Times that he intended to bring Nasir Hussain’s production firm back to life. Nasir’s production banner, he said, had been silent since 2000. And no one has looked into production after Nasir’s demise, including his uncle Mansoor Khan, who directed Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander (1992) and Josh (2002).
“Working on a Nasir Hussain film used to be seen as a privilege. It has an extensive filmography. “I believe it would be a tragedy if we let it all goes,” Imran stated. He mentioned Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar as examples of how they’ve’remarkably carried on their dads’ legacies,’ and stated his desire to do the same for his grandpa, stating, ‘What he has done for our family and the business is incomparable.’ When asked why his uncle Mansoor Khan left Bollywood, Imran said he went into farming and that he had never seen him happier.
“He never placed such a high value on the industry that he became disillusioned by it.” He put his heart and soul into every film he created, and he’s run out of stories to tell. He has abandoned filmmaking in favor of farming, and believe me when I say that I have never seen him happier,” he said.
When Abhinay Deo’s film Delhi Belly celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2021, indianexpress.com chatted with him. ‘One of the good and brilliant individuals in the profession, whether on the camera or behind it,’ Deo said during the interview.