Kader Khan, the famous actor of Hindi cinema was born on 22 October 1937. He was a good comedian and villain, as well as a dialogue writer, he gave many superhit films and wrote dialogues in several films for Amitabh Bachchan. In a way, Kader Khan was also instrumental in making Amitabh reach to this point. Kader Khan was dropped from a film for not calling the same Amitabh as ‘Amit ji’.
There is still a video on social media in which Kader Khan is telling how he stopped getting films and how Amitabh Bachchan removed him from the film for not saying ‘Amit ji’.
In this video, Kader Khan is saying:
I used to refer to him as Amit. One day, a producer from the South film industry asked me, ‘Aap Sir ji ko mila (You met Sir ji)? (sic).’ I asked him, ‘Kaun Sir ji (Who Sir ji)?’ He said, ‘Aapko Sir ji nahin maalum (You don’t know Sir ji)? That tall man’, and I saw him pointing at Amitabh Bachchan. I said woh toh Amit hai, Sir ji kabse ho gaye (That’s Amit, since when did he turn Sir ji)? He said, ‘We will call him Sirji from now on’.
Everyone started addressing to him as Sir Ji, Sir Ji from then on, “Mere muh se nikla nahin Sir ji, aur main nikal gaya uss group se (The word ‘Sir ji did not come out of my mouth, and I went out of that group),” Kader Said.
He further said:
Kya koi apne dost ko, apne bhai ko kisi aur naam se bula sakta hai? Main nahin kar saka aur shayad isliye mera unse woh raabta nahin raha (Can someone call their friend, their brother by that title? I couldn’t, and maybe that’s why our bond broke).
Few people would know that in the era of his superstardom, just as Rajesh Khanna gave Salim Javed a break in Hathi Mere Saathi, Rajesh Khanna gave Kader Khan a dialogue writer break in his film Roti for the first time. Kader Khan then wrote dialogues for all Rajesh Khanna’s films. Kader Khan wrote the dialogues of almost all his films after Jeetendra’s film Tohfaa opposite Sridevi.