Salim Khan `awards` Shoojit Sircar for Vicky Donor
New Delhi: Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan loved Shoojit Sircar`s newly released film ‘Vicky Donor’ so much that he called the young director to his residence and presented him with an award.
Salim, who has written scripts for many a blockbuster including ‘Sholay’ and ‘Don’, watched ‘Vicky Donor’ and called Shoojit today to award him with one of his own Filmfare trophies.
"I couldn`t believe it was Salim Khan when I received the call. He said, `I saw your film with 10 women in my house and we all loved it. I don`t know how you made this film. I even spoke to your scriptwriter. Both of you have done a commendable job so I want to give you an award from my side`," Shoojit told reporters.
The director then went to Salim`s house and the 76-year-old father of superstar Salman Khan presented Shoojit with a Filmfare trophy.
"He said that if this script was offered to him he would have turned it down because he couldn`t handle such a subject. After giving me the black trophy he asked me to hand it down as a legacy if I like somebody else`s work after some years. It was a very humble gesture on his part," Shoojit added.
‘Vicky Donor’, a film based on the concept of sperm donation, stars Annu Kapoor, newcomers Ayushmann Khurana and Yami Gautam. The film released on April 20.