New Delhi: From playing Amitabh Bachchan's father in 'Trishul' to playing the husband of his former beloved Rekha in 'Silsila', Sanjeev Kumar is still remembered for playing a variety of roles on big screen. He is probably the best mainstream actor Bollywood has seen so far. The actor played romantic as well as intense roles with an ease. It's so ironical that the man who played so many characters with grey hair died at the age of 47 on November 6, 1985 after suffering a massive heart attack. Even after 27 years of his demise, his memories are still afresh in the mind of cinema lovers.
Haribhai Jariwala better known as Sanjeev Kumar had a sound theater background. Filmmaker Gulzar, with whom he shared a long association, spotted him playing a 60-year-old man in a play. He was just 22 at that time.
Can you imagine Shah Rukh Khan or Hrithik Roshan arriving at the shoot in a kurta-pyjama, but Sanjeev Kumar didn't mind that too. He was a simple man who cared less about the perception of other people. Many claim that he was famous as 'late latif Hari Bhai', because of his habit of coming late on the sets. However, his one take performance used to compensate for all. Sanjeev had a very distinct style of working. He never gave a retake, until he wanted to.
The actor is famous for his films like 'Khilona', 'Seeta Aur Geeta', 'Koshish', 'Aandhi', 'Mausam', 'Angoor' and
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