Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep's death is a huge loss for the Hindi film industry. Best known for his role of 'Soorma Bhopali' in Sholay, the actor passed away at the age of 81 due to age-related issues on July 8, 2020.
In his career spanning more than 400 films, Jagdeep had worked with many popular actors. The late actor shared a close bond with Dharmendra, with whom he had shared screen space in films like Sholay, Pratigya among others.
While speaking with Times of India, Dharmendra shared his fond memories of Jagdeep, and his experience of working with him in films like Sholay and others.
Dharmendra Reveals His Reaction When He Heard The News About Jagdeep's Demise
The veteran actor told Times of India, "I was shattered as soon as I got the news yesterday. I am at my farmhouse so there are network issues. Shockingly, we are losing people one after another. I am losing my co-artists and my loving people."
Dharmendra On Working With Jagdeep In Films Like Sholay
"Jagdeep was very close to me. He was a good friend and was really a great actor. He has worked with me in Sholay, Pratigya and many other films. He used to make every single moment with him very lively. Comedy is the most difficult thing. You can make anybody emotional in a second but to make somebody laugh is great art," Dharmendra recalled while speaking with the tabloid.
Dharmendra Was Given Few Old Coins By Jagdeep Because Of This Reason
"Look at his beginning from Bimal Roy's film to so many films with me. I used to go to his house and meet his mother, his wife and his kids who were young then. He was like a family to me. He had given me a few old coins. I was just looking at them today. Don aana, chaar aana from those days. He told me that he knows that I like coins and that he wants me to have them. I took it because he gave it with love. I had a very good time with him. We say we have to move on but it is very difficult," the Times of India report quoted Dharmendra as saying.
Dharmendra Reveals The Best Thing About Jagdeep
The actor said, "Like me, he too came from the village to Mumbai. He achieved so much in his career. We will miss him. We lost so many artists this year. I feel very sad. I am an emotional person. I get attached to people I love. Jagdeep had made a film called Soorma Bhopali. He had asked me to act in the film and I did. I played Dharmendra in the film. We were together in many films and locations. He used to change his looks in no time. The best thing about him is that he was a very good human being. I will always remember him. I will pray that his soul rests in peace and may God give his family and his sons all the strength in the world. I share their pain."
Dharmendra On If He Was In Touch With The Ace Comedian
'I wasn't in touch with him recently because I am at my farmhouse due to the lockdown. When I was in Mumbai, he used to come to my house often. I also used to go and visit him at his place. We were like family to each other," the actor signed off.