Mumbai: It has been 18 years now that Indian cinema had misplaced one in every of its treasure Sultan Ahmed who was an Indian movie director and producer within the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, well-known for his movies equivalent to Heera, Ganga Ki Saugandh, Jai Vikranata, Dharam Kanta and Daata.
On the event of his 18th Start Anniversary, his household and associates shared their fondest reminiscence with him.
Amitabh Bachchan who labored with Sultan Ahmed in Gangs Ki Saugand shared his fondest reminiscence with Sultan Ahmed Sahab the actor stated,”my fondest reminiscence with Sultan Ahmed Sahab whereas we had been capturing for “Ganga Ki Saugandh” JEEVA was my identify within the movie. And there was one scene which was shot in Rishikesh the place my director Sultan sahab requested me to journey the horse on the Laxman Jhula bridge & that bridge was dangerous as a result of the bridge used to shake after we used to stroll on it and I needed to journey the horse so I received little scared & nervous and spoke to Sultan sahab about it that I will not be capable to do that as I like my life, however he inspired me by saying u can do it you’re a Hero dont get scared, however I wasn’t prepared.He was so very Captivated with taking the shot, so he referred to as for few Military males with horses from the military boot camp to assist us with the scene when he received the outline of scene he additionally backed off after which later Sultan sahab once more inspired and motivated me to do the scene. And I took a step ahead and I did it, Gave this shot whereas I used to be driving the horse on that bridge…earlier than giving the shot I used to be simply wanting down at ganga river and I used to be chanting jai ganga maiya ki and scene went very effectively as he needed. Sultan ahmed sahab was one of many best and really passionate and a gem of a director and I had learnt lots working with him”.
Famend actor Prem Chopra expressed his emotions by saying, “Sultan Ahmed Sahab was a implausible director, I had nice time working with him, he was decided in the direction of his work, he was very keen about filmmaking and it use to encourage me. I keep in mind how he used to assist me with my scenes, he has given me one in every of my finest characters Lala Nagraj from Daata. I miss working with Administrators like Sultan Ahmed.
Well-liked veteran Actor Ranjeet stated “I met sultan ji by Sunil Dutt and have become associates with him earlier than I labored with him. He was a really attention-grabbing man. In a while, I labored with him on a few tasks. One factor that I used to be very keen on was the truth that I by no means needed to ask my remuneration. At present, it’s important to ask or remind, which is kind of embarrassing. He was very accommodating and clear. I totally loved working with him.
His son Ali Abbas Sultan Ahmed stated “My fond reminiscence with my father…it is troublesome to say one, there are such a lot of. However one in every of my favourites is, once I was small my mother used to drop us to high school a lot of the instances, typically we use to go by ourselves. However one high quality day together with my mother he determined to drop me until my class as he often all the time use to be very busy, And I requested him papa do u know which is my class and he laughed and stated sure beta Offcourse I do know, however he ended up asking my mom the place is shera’s classroom. I contemplate my journey all the time incomplete with out his presence.I miss him each single day of my life & I pray to Allah on this holy month of Ramadan which will he grant him the best place in Jannah”.
“One of many fond reminiscences involves my thoughts is the primary time how I noticed Mughal-e- Azam in my life. When my dad referred to as me within the room and ask me to take a seat and see the movie with him”.
“Dad you’ll all the time be in my coronary heart… as a result of in there you’re nonetheless alive,” says Ali Akbar Sultan Ahmed.
His spouse Ms Farah Sultan Ahmed stated “Each single time spend with him has been an awesome reminiscence however when he used to take me for a drive throughout the monsoons to eat vada pav, night tea at a seaside resort as I used to love it had been very particular reminiscences. I miss these golden days”.