New Delhi: Last year, Salim Khan made a rare appearance on the set of The Kapil Sharma show, along with son Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Sohail Khan.
The screenwriter often refrains from making public appearances, therefore, it was only fair to expect a lot of secrets reveal from him on the show and much to the excitement of fans, he didn't disappoint. As Salim Khan turns 85 today, here're reminiscing his fun side that he displayed on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Salim Khan shared an anecdote about his son and superstar Salman Khan. He revealed that many years ago, one of the men named Ganesh was treated with utmost dignity at their house for some reason not known to him back then. So much so that at one point it felt that Ganesh is the most important member of the family.
Ganesh aaya hai’, ‘Ganesh ko chai pilao’, ‘Arre, Ganesh ke liye kursi le aao baithne ke liye’... Maine kaha yeh Ganesh kaun hai? Mere se zyada izzat milti hai isko iss ghar mein (I would hear ‘Ganesh has come’, ‘Get some tea for Ganesh’, ‘Get a chair for Ganesh to sit’. I would wonder who this Ganesh is, who is getting more respect than me in the house),” he said.
Salim Khan further added that his sons would never offer a glass of water to him but would fuss over Ganesh for hours. Later, it was revealed that Ganesh was none other but the man who leaked exam papers to them.
“Pata laga jab exam ka paper leak hota tha, woh inko laake deta tha (I found out that he would give leaked exam papers to them),” he said so, leaving Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Kapil Sharma, Navjot Singh Sidhu and the audience in splits.
Sohail was overwhelmed and said, every secret is coming out, to which Kapil says, “Sohail bhai, bade shararati rahe hai aap (you have been quite naughty)!” To which Salman replies, “Nahi, mera wala tha woh (This story is about me).”
Salim Khan, one of the prolific screenwriters of India, came to Mumbai to become an actor. Starting with supporting roles, he tried his luck in 25 films and eventually understood that he wasn't meant to be an actor. After that, he tried his hands on writing scripts and went on to write some of the most notable projects of Hindi Cinema.
Sholay, Seeta aur Geeta, Kranti, Don and Do bhai are some of his best-known works.