Amitabh expresses his grief over Mac Mohan aka Samba’s death
New Delhi: Condolences are pouring in from all corners of Bollywood on the demise of Mac Mohan. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed grief over the death of ‘Samba’ who truly immortalized this character by playing the sidekick of the villain Gabbar Singh in the cult classic ‘Sholay’. Mac Mohan, 71, passed away on Monday in Andheri after a prolonged battle with cancer. Amitabh Bachchan describes him as a “soft-hearted gentle soul”.
"There is sadness in declaring that Mac Mohan passed away. He was a soft-hearted gentle soul. His frail body defeated the strength of his character and his kind nature. A person of great care and concern for all," Amitabh wrote on his blog.
Amitabh offers his sympathy to the departed soul who featured in many of his super hit films like ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Don’, ‘Shaan’ and ‘Satte Pe Satta’. In his blog he mentions, "I worked with him in several films, films that can be identified as being some of the most memorable in my repertoire. Some of the roles he did were evil in nature, quite the opposite of his own personal demeanor. His laughter was full throated and free - a symbol of the free spirit he always depicted.”
Reminiscing from the past, Amitabh further adds "He will be missed and remembered for many reasons, but perhaps the most for his reference in the film ‘Sholay’ as Samba...”
Mac Mohan, who started his career with the film ‘Haqeeqat’ in 1964, acted in over 190 films in a career spanning 46 years. He is survived by his wife Mini, daughters Vinati and Manjiri and son Vikrant.
May his soul rest in peace…
With IANS Inputs