Sawan Kumar Tak, who directed movies equivalent to Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978), Souten Ki Beti (1989), Sanam Bewafa (1991), and Bewaffa Se Waffa (1992) and his most profitable movie Souten (1983), died on Thursday attributable to extended sickness.
Leaving behind a leacy which concerned giving late actor Sanjeev Kumar his display screen title, directing Meena Kumari’s final movie, penning lyrics of songs equivalent to Chand Sitaare in Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai, and directing hits as properly, his actors recall him fondly.
Padmini Kohlapure, who labored with him first as a younger little one in Saajan Bina Suhagan, after which later, Souten, nonetheless remembers all of it. “I remember such great things about working with him. I got such a pivotal role in Saajan… I clearly remember his direction during that period. Then we got along really well. I used to call him Sawan uncle because I was a kid back then. When I did Soutan, my next film with him, I was doing films as a leading lady. He said ‘khabardaar mujhe uncle bola toh!’ His songs, everything had the word Saawan in it. Then I started calling him Sawan ji,” she shares.
Souten proved to be a giant hit. Kohlapure provides that Tak was at all times very good to her, and handled her like household. “He was so good to me, and literally brilliantly worked as a director, actor. Right now it struck me, we did a film called Preeti also. It starred me and Rajiv Kapoor, whose birth anniversary is also on August 25, and Sawan ji passed away on the same date. Life is unfortunate. I met him last around 2018-19, he didn’t even call me and came home. He treated my house as his second home, and felt free to come over,” she shares.
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