‘I have worked hard and was also des­tined’

HT City - - CITY / ENTERTAINMENT - Yashika Mathur [email protected]

Cred­ited with sev­eral block­busters, ac­tor San­jay Khan was touted as the hand­somest in Bol­ly­wood dur­ing his hey­days. To­day, look­ing back at his jour­ney from the 1960s and 1970s, he re­calls his ca­reer as a com­bi­na­tion of hard­work and good luck.

“Peo­ple achieved suc­cess be­cause of ei­ther luck or sheer hard­work. I won’t be able to an­swer with cer­tainty if it’s hard­work or a hand of good luck [in my case]. I have worked hard, and was also des­tined in a way,” he says.

The 77-year-old, who gave hits such as Dosti (1964), Ek Phool Do Mali (1969), Trimurti (1974) and Na­gin (1976), never let suc­cess af­fect him.

“When I signed Dosti, my first film, it be­came a block­buster, and I got pop­u­lar. Pro­duc­ers lined up to sign me. I was branded as the most hand­some ac­tor in Hindi films. But, I didn’t al­low all th­ese things to af­fect me. I have been lucky and at the same time, I worked very hard to achieve what I did in the in­dus­try,” says the vet­eran.

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAXENA/HT

Yes­ter­year ac­tor-film­maker San­jay Khan

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