Shehensha of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most successful veteran actors in Bollywood. Around the same time, the late veetran actor Kader Khan also made his presence felt in the Hindi film industry. Khan was an actor par excellence, but he was also a wordsmith unlike any other in Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan surely a great actor but going by history he is not known to keep his relationships more of like use and ignore policy once he gets what he wants out of the relationship.
Most talented Kadar Saab knew Amitabh Bachchan since the beginning of his career, Bachchan and Khan worked together on several projects which includes Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Hindustan Ki Kasam, and so on.
But things didn't go well between Kader Saab and Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan threw Kader Khan Out Of A Movie.
In an old interview late Kader Khan can be seen confessing that he had lost films because he refused to call Amitabh Bachchan "Sir jee" and once a producer from the south came and asked him if he met Sir Ji and on enquiring, he realized the producer was referring to Amitabh Bachchan. He told the actor that this is how they all addressed him and soon enough everybody else too started calling him "Sir Ji". However, the actor couldn’t bring himself to say that and that he believed was the start of it.
Late Kader Khan also added that he couldn’t bring himself to call his friend and brother by any other name. And he said that since then their equation was never the same.
The actor stated that he was not in "Khuda Gawah" and that he was writing "Ganga Jamuna Saraswati" but then he left it midway. There were several other films that the actor had begun work on but quit.
Many directors, the artist suggested him to respect Amitabh at least while in public. Guess few people put the word of arrogance in Amitabh's ear too. Hence Amitabh having seen Kadar not changing stopped recommending him. Seeing this, many producers/directors gave Kadar Saab the cold shoulder.
T 3045 - Kadar Khan passes away .. sad depressing news .. my prayers and condolences .. a brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film .. a writer of eminence ; in most of my very successful films .. a delightful company .. and a mathematician !! pic.twitter.com/l7pdv0Wdu1— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 1, 2019
Although, when Khan passed away, Bachan penned an emotional tweet for him and wrote, "T 3045 – Kadar Khan passes away .. sad depressing news .. my prayers and condolences .. a brilliant stage artist a most compassionate and accomplished talent on film .. a writer of eminence; in most of my very successful films .. a delightful company .. and a mathematician !!.."
In the wake of the ongoing debate about favoritism, groupism, and bullying in Bollywood, perhaps Kader Khan's words ring far too true.