The trauma of Feroz Khan’s death refuses to leave Bollywood even a week later. As reports of how Fardeen is dealing with the shock of his father’s death come in, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley has lashed out at the stars of the industry for not attending the funeral.
Celina, who was in Delhi when she got the news, flew to Bangalore via Bombay, at once, because there was no direct flight available.
When she reached, she was horrified to see that hardly any stars from the film industry had made it to the funeral. She said, “There was just me, Sajid Khan, Sanjay Gupta and Kishen Kumar. No one else came from Mumbai except the entire family of Feroz Khan. Among the top stars there was only Hrithik…But he’s family to the Khans.”
Celina added, “Feroz Khan was not just the man who gave me my first break. He was my dear friend. I am close to both his children Fardeen and Laila. As for Feroz, what can I say? I could discuss anything from Oscar Wilde to the latest Bollywood film with him. He inspired, amused and amazed me with his knowledge and enthusiasm.”
A teary Celina ended with, “I’ll miss him so much. I’ve lost a dear friend, a father-figure. Years ago he had made Zeenat Aman a bikini girl in Qurbani. He made me the same in Janasheen. I’m very proud to be a Feroz Khan heroine.”
Feroz Khan was an actor-director-producer of Bollywood, who died following a year-long battle with Cancer.