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Bollywood pays tribute to Feroz Khan

May 5, 2009 16:06 IST

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Bollywood arrived in full strength to pay tribute to the late Feroz Khan, who passed away on April 27. A prayer service was held at Mumbai's J W Marriott last evening, where the holy Quran was recited. Several film personalities gave warm speeches in memory of the stylish actor.

Fardeen Khan, sister Laila Khan and mother Sundari thanked all those who came for the service.


Image: Fardeen Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Hrithik Roshan, who is related to Khan by marriage -- wife Suzanne is Feroz Khan's brother Sanjay Khan's daughter -- arrived at the prayer service. Suzanne's brother Zayed was also present.

Image: Zayed Khan and Hrithik Roshan

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Zeenat Aman scored one of her biggest hits in Feroz Khan's directorial venture, Qurbani.

Image: Zeenat Aman

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The Bachchans -- Amitabh, Jaya (in the car), Abhishek and Aishwarya -- also arrived at the prayer service.

Image: The Bachchans

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Sanjay Dutt and wife Manyata were accompanied by Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. Dutt spoke lovingly of his Yalgaar co-star, who interestingly, also starred in a film with Dutt's mother Nargis when she was pregnant with Sanjay.

Image: Sanjay Dutt, Manyata and Amar Singh

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Bindu and Waheeda Rahman accompanied each other to the prayer service.

Image: Bindu and Waheeda Rahman

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Former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sahara Group head Subroto Roy made an appearance.

Image: Vilasrao Deshmukh and Subroto Roy

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Vidya Balan and Urmila Matondkar may not have done a film with Feroz Khan but they made sure to be present at the prayer service. Urmila starred with Feroz's son Fardeen in the well-reviewed Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya.


Image: Vidya Balan and Urmila Matondkar

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Feroz Khan had done one of his earliest films Kala Sona (1975) with Prem Chopra and Danny Denzongpa. Khan went on to do five films with Chopra and six with Danny.

Image: Prem Chopra and Danny Denzongpa

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Unlike most present at the prayer service, who wore white, Tabu chose a black kurta and blue jeans while Amisha Patel chose blue.

Image: Tabu and Amisha Patel

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Priya Dutt decided to leave her family troubles aside, and show up at the prayer service, attended by her brother Sanjay. Husband Owen Roncom accompanied her.

Image: Priya Dutt

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Directors Karan Johar and Anees Bazme paid their last respects to Feroz Khan. Bazme had directed Khan's last film, Welcome (2007), which went on to become a huge blockbuster.

Image: Karan Johar and Anees Bazme

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Shah Rukh Khan, who threw a big bash for Scottish actor Gerard Butler the night before, arrived with wife Gauri (not in picture).

Image: Shah Rukh Khan

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Celina Jaitley owed her success to Feroz Khan, when he launched her in his film, Jaanasheen. Farida Jalal, who starred with Khan in three films, was also present.

Image: Celina Jaitley and Farida Jalal

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Dharmendra gave a moving speech at the prayer service. He was accompanied by his daughter Esha.

Image: Dharmendra

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Besides Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia (in the picture), the others who attended the prayer service were Yash Chopra, Bappi Lahiri, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, a heavily pregnant Tara Sharma, Anupam Kher and many more.

Image: Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia

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