When Kader Khan’s Dialogues For Roti Impressed Manmohan Desai Who Gifted Him A ‘Toshiba TV Set’ & ‘Gold Bracelet’


 When Kader Khan's Dialogues For Roti Impressed Manmohan Desai
When Kader Khan’s Dialogue For Roti Impressed Manmohan Desai Who Gifted Him “Black & White Toshiba TV Set’ & ‘A Gold Bracelet’ (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Veteran actor Kader Khan is among the most outstanding actors in the course of the 90s period. His collaboration with Govinda’s rib crackling comedy is effectively remembered even at present. However many don’t know that he was a prolific dialogue author and impressed Manmohan Desai.

For the unversed, Khan was the person who penned crackling dialogues for movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Yaarana, Roti, Khel Khel Mein, Rafoo Chakkar, Lawaaris, Parvarish, Namak Halal, Coolie to call a number of.

During a dialog with Filmfare, Kader Khan had shared that for Roti, he acquired a sum of Rs 1,21,000. He stated, “Manji declared, ‘My writer will be paid Rs 1,20,000’.” Khan additional elaborated how he landed as a dialogue author for filmmaker Manmohan Desai throughout a dialog with Rediff.

The veteran actor stated that the legendary filmmaker was fed up with Muslims. He recalled Desai as saying, “You people are so good in Urdu, but you don’t know how to use it well other than doing sher-o-shayari. He told me we should be writing more dialogues. He asked me to write dialogues for his film, but warned me that if the dialogues were not good, he would tear it up and throw it into the gutter.”

When Kader Khan requested, “What if I wrote good dialogues?” Manmohan Desai replied, “I will pick you up and put you on my head like a Ganpati and dance.” The very subsequent day, Khan approached the filmmaker with dialogues prepared. “He took me in and heard the dialogues.He was so happy with them that he made me read it over and over again at least 12 times and even recorded it. He then went inside, got a portable black and white Toshiba television set and gifted it to me together with a gold bracelet. He also gave me Rs 20,000 in cash. After giving all that, he asked me my price. I told him that I got Rs 21,000 for my last film. He said, “For my film, you will get Rs 120,000.”

The later actor then continued, “I got all this for writing the dialogues for Roti. After that, there was no looking back. I was getting film after film to write. I became famous and I was respected.”

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