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Amitabh remembers Mac Mohan as a gentle soul

Written by: By: Raymond Ronamai
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 10:10 [IST]

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is heart broken over the death of his friend and co-star Mac Mohan, who was known for his character Sambha in the classic film Sholay. In the film, Amitabh played the hero while Mohan played a villain but they are close to each other in real life. He remembers him as a man with a gentle soul.

“There is sadness in declaring that this evening (May 10) actor 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 has good memories of him, as they acted together in the classic film Sholay. “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 demeanour. His laughter was full throated and free; a symbol of the free spirit he always depicted," he added.

The Big B said that he would miss Sambha and assured prayers to his family members. “He will be missed and remembered for many reasons, but perhaps the most for his reference in the film Sholay as Sambha, Amjad"s, and the dreaded character he played of Gabbar Singh"s, gang. Our prayers and condolences to his family and his near and dear," he wrote.

Mac Mohan (71) passed away on May 10 after a prolonged battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Mini, daughters Manjari and Vinati and son Vikrant.

Topics: mac mohan, sholay, amitabh bachchan, raymond ronamai
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