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RIP Viju Khote: These Iconic Dialogues By The Veteran Actor Define Bollywood Comedy

RIP Viju Khote: These Iconic Dialogues By The Veteran Actor Define Bollywood Comedy

"Tera kya hoga Kaalia?" This dialogue from Ramesh Sippy's blockbuster Sholay was addressed to Viju Khote, who played the dacoit Kalia in Sholay and Robert in Andaz Apna Apna, passed away in Mumbai on Monday morning.

Image Source: Twitter
Image Source: Twitter

Veteran Actor Passed Due To Multiple Organ Failure

One of the most iconic actors of Bollywood and Marathi cinema, Viju had been keeping unwell for quite some time. Speaking to a leading news agency, the actor's niece Bhavana Balsavar said that he was brought back home from the hospital since he wanted to be with his family during his last few days. "He did not wish to die in the hospital so we had brought him home a few days ago. It is a great loss for all of us," she added. Last rites of the actor were performed at Chandan Wadi Crematorium in Mumbai. 

Remembering Viju Khote

Khote, who has starred in more than 300 films, both in Hindi and Marathi cinema has a huge fan base. Here's taking a look at a few of his most iconic roles and dialogues that are carved in our memories forever:

'Kaalia' From Sholay

Though Viju's role in Sholay was a very brief one, he won over millions of hearts by playing Kalia in the movie. Second in command to Gabbar (Amjad Khan), his dialogue "Sardar maine aapka namak khaya hai" continues to be a famous reference to date.

 

Robert In Andaaz Apna Apna

Viju played the role of a confused thug named Robert in Aamir Khan and Salman Khan starrer, Andaz Apna Apna. "Galti se mistake ho gaya" was a dialogue that his appearance was later marked with.

Tributes Pour In For The Actor

Fans are mourning Viju Khote's death on Twitter, fondly remembering him as Kalia and Robert. While one of the fans wrote, "From Kalia of Sholay to Robert of Andaz Apna Apna, he played many roles in Hindi cinema which may have been small but never forgotten even after all these years,", another tweet read, "Kalia is immortal." Take a look at few of the reactions:

We Will Miss Yous, Says Devastated Bollywood

Celebrities from across generations are mourning the loss of the veteran actor. Here are some of the actors who took to twitter to express their grief.

Rishi Kapoor Remembers His Dear Friend

Ajay Devgn Pays Tribute

Boman Irani Mourns The Actor's Demise

Viju Khote acted in movies like Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Golmaal 3 and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge recently. He was last seen in Jaane Kyun De Yaaron in 2018.

RIP Viju Khote Sir! You will be missed.

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