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Manoj Kumar offered to work in an Afghan movie

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Manoj Kumar offered to work in an Afghan movie

Bollywood’s legendary actor, Manoj Kumar, has been approached by French-Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi for a contemporary take on the 1961 film, Kabuliwala.

The movie will have a universal appeal and will cater to audience in both India and Afghanistan.

“Mr Rahimi wants me to act in the movie which will have the same script but will be set in the Afghanistan of today,” he smiles. When asked can we expect this film soon, he says, “Waqt se pehle aur kismet se zyada expect nahi karna chahiye. It’ll happen in due time.”

The actor was honored was recently honored by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture for his contribution to cinema.

“They came home and presented me with the award. It was like a token of love and respect for me and I am very touched,” says the veteran actor. “Receiving an award from a country that is itself going through turmoil is a big honour .”

Born in Abbottabad in the North-Western Frontier which is now in Pakistan, Kumar can also speak Pashto and has visited Afghanistan on a number of occasions. He is also looking forward to making films with his Afghani counterparts.



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