TIL Desk Bollywood/ Iconic screen villain Pran would have lived to be a hundred on Thursday, February 13, and a few B-town personalities including veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to remember the late actor as a fine artiste and gentleman. Big B shared screen space with Pran in several superhit films including “Zanjeer”, “Kaalia” and “Amar Akbar Anthony”.
He tweeted: “On his 100th Birth Anniversary.. Pran Saheb an ode to him … The sophisticated elegance of dignified presence. A demeanour of a quiet un pronounced , unmistakable marked discipline. The tenderness of a considerate colleague. Soft spoken, reserved, Urdu verse literate, and all other justifiable similar sentiments, for the gentleman called Pran.
And none of the above could ever be related to the kind of roles he mostly played on screen the negative villain ! Such was the caliber of his acting prowess! This is a distinction beyond par!” Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha wrote: “Pran means life. But looks at the success of an actor, ever since he became a villain people stopped calling their children by this name. He would be hundred today.”