The Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi, who has been Farooq Sheikh’s co-star for 21 years in the famous play Tumhari Amrita, is shocked on hearing the news of Sheikh’s sudden death.
One of Hindi cinema’s finest actors, Sheikh was reportedly on a holiday in Dubai when he suddenly suffered a heart attack and passed away.
“I can’t believe he’s gone so suddenly and so cruelly! Farooque was in Dubai with his wife and daughters when he suddenly suffered a massive heart attack. He just collapsed! Just like that. Is that any way to go?” said Shabana, who was devastated by the sudden death of his friend and co-star Sheikh.
Shabana did some of her best films with Farooq Sheikh including Muzaffar Ali’s Anjuman, Sagar Sarhadi’s Lorie and Kalpana Lajmi’s Ek Pal and the play Tumhari Amrita, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan.
“We were close friends from before we worked together. We were in college together. I can’t believe he’s gone,” Shabana said.
Farooq Sheikh started his filmdom career with MS Sathyu directorial Garam Hawa. He traveled ahead in filmdom with Hindi films including Sagar Sarhadi’s film Bazaar and Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Buddoor. He was last seen in Sanjay Tripathy’s Club 60 and was currently busy shooting for Youngistan which is starring Boman Irani, Jackky Bhagnani and Neha Sharma. But before the film was completed, the veteran actor passes away. May his soul rest in peace!