Speaking to a publication, Javed Akhtar disclosed that he had made the offer to Mohiuddin to star in Bollywood films. The veteran lyricist was all praise for the Pakistani legend and his worthy experience in the field of acting. Javed also made it known that Bollywood actors could learn a thing or two from Ghulam. “He is a legend of the Pakistani film industry and Indian actors will get to learn a lot by working alongside him,” said Javed Akhtar.
Javed made it known that he wasn’t oblivious of the skill Pakistani artists brought to the table and was all praise for their talents as far as television, theater were concerned. He said, “Pakistani artistes are playing an important role in the evolution of Indian artistes as there is no competing with Pakistan in the fields of theatre and television. Actors from both countries have the potential to perform well and we should make use of the experience of actors like Ghulam Mohiuddin.”
The news was also confirmed by Ghulam Mohiuddin himself. “I am grateful for the opportunity by Javed Akhtar and there are many Paksitani actors working in Bollywood right now. As a Pakistani we should put our industry first as we earn a lot of respect from the people of this country.”
Ghulam Mohiuddin rose to stardom and fame in 1975 when he starred in the film ‘Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat’ alongside Babra Sharif. The film went on to become a blockbuster hit and established Mohiuddin as a leading actor in Lollywood. Since then, he has notched a couple of Nigar Awards, Lux Style Awards and National Awards. He is also famous for starring in Pakistani films of notable repute such as Chambaili, Mushkil and Aag Hi Aag.
Javed Akhtar is a renowned poet, lyricist and scriptwriter. Prominent films for which he contributed with the pen are Zanjeer, Saagar, Mr.India, Dil Chahta Hai, Chalte Chalte and Kal Ho Na Ho. It would be delightful to see Ghulam Mohiuddun speak out, enact a script or screenplay penned by Javed Akhtar. As of yet nothing has been confirmed from both sides but we’re sure whatever film that goes on floor featuring these two, will be big!