Shafique Shaikh, who played lead in the movie Malegaon Ka Superman, died of throat cancer in Malegaon. The actor wanted to see the release of Malegaon ka Superman. He passed away yesterday morning after he attended the special screening of the movie on Tuesday evening.
Director Nasir Khan told PTI, "His last wish was to attend the premiere of the movie so at the last moment we organised a show at Central Talkies in Malegaon on Tuesday night. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and producer Sunil Bohra attended the screening. He seemed happy as the audience clapped and loved the movie. His wish was fulfilled and he passed away on Wednesday morning."
The Malegaon film industry produces low-budget films and the spoofs based on the famous Bollywood and Hollywood movies and Shafique Shaikh was quintessential part of it. He had acted in films like Khandesh To Goa, Khandesh Ki Baraat, Khandesh Ka Qarazdar Master, Malegaon Ki Lagaan and Khandesh Ka Doctor. His latest movie Malegaon ka Superman is slated for release in November.
However, Shafique Shaikh, who is married with two daughters, was a resident of Gulab Park in Malegaon. The actor, who used to chew around 40 packets of gutka in a day in real life, takes on the tobacco villain to save his village. He was diagnosed with cancer last year and was treated at Tata Memorial Hospital here earlier.