While friendship is very famous in Bollywood, hardly anyone has heard such as Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna, when friends share not only happiness and sorrow but also the date of death. Say friendship or coincidence, but it is true that Feroze and Vinod, who set the example of friendship on both sides of the screen, chose the same date to say goodbye to this world.
Firoz Khan said goodbye to this place on April 27, 2009, so Vinod Khanna left the world on this day in 2017, exactly eight years later. Coincidence does not stop here. Both veteran actors died of cancer. Feroze Khan Lung Cancer and Vinod Khanna Bladder Cancer had lost the battle of life. At the time of death, both of them were also about the same age. Firoz Khan had passed away five months before the seventeenth stop, while Vinod Khanna had left the world 6 months before the 71st stop.
The most popular and successful film of the duo of Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna is the 1980 Qurbani. Then in 1988, the two came together in Dayawan, which was a remake of Mani Ratnam’s film Nayakan. However, their friendship started in 1976 with Shankar Shambhu, their first hit film together. According to an Outlook India report, Feroze wanted to cast Vinod Khanna for the role of Anil Kapoor in 1986’s Jambaz, but by then Vinod had decided to leave the glamor industry and Osho had moved on to Rajneesh.
When Vinod Khanna decided to return to the industry, Firoz was ready to welcome him by opening both arms and signed him for Dayavan. However Vinod Khanna’s comeback films were Insaaf and Satyamev Jayate.
Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice for the sacrifice
Reportedly, Feroz Khan’s first choice for a Vinod Khanna character in Qurbani was Amitabh Bachchan, but Bachchan was busy at the time and asked Feroze to wait for six months. Firoz was not in a mood to stop and Vinod Khanna’s entry in the film. With this, the friendship and friendship of the two became stronger.
Jigri Man cried bitterly in the hospital
A few days before the death of Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna accompanied Dharmendra to the hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted. It is said that during the meeting, the three cried bitterly. Dharmendra did films with both actors.