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Last Updated 25.02.2021 | 10:22 PM IST



The only other MEA actor alive, after Dilip Kumar

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The re-release of Mughal-e-Azam has refreshed the memories of a smalltime yesteryear actor who had a cameo role in the film. He is perhaps the only other existing actor from the cast of Mughal-e-Azam apart from Dilip Kumar. Mohammed Akram Ali Khan who now works as a taxi-driver in his late 60's recollects the moment when his first heavy-worded screen dialogue in Mughal-E-Azam was okayed by director K Asif in the first take itself. The re-release of the film takes him down the memory lane. And thanks to Mughal-e-Azam, Khan subsequently bagged good character roles in other big films as well. He underwent a six-month acting course at S Mukerjee's institute (on the recommendation of Dilip Kumar) where his fellow students included the likes of Asha Parekh and Sadhana. He had the fortune to work with Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in Do Ustad, Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari in Kohinoor, Farooq Sheikh and Shabana Azmi in Anjuman and around 14 other films. His memories now lie in the photographs he has preserved since his heydays.


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