Filmmaker Saawan Kumar Tak, known for films such as Sanam Bewafa and Souten, died on August 25 in a Mumbai hospital at the age of 86. lose it. She also spoke of the friendship they shared even after they decided to separate from the marriage. Also Read| Filmmaker Saawan Kumar Tak dies at 86
Usha Khanna, who has directed music for several films directed by Saawan Kumar Tak, developed a friendship with him after they met on the set of a movie where he was writing lyrics for songs she was directing. He signed her for his upcoming film Hawas, and they started dating along the way.
In a conversation with ETimes, Usha spoke about the reasons she and Saawan split after 7 years of marriage. She said, “It happens. After a few years, you start to dislike certain things about the person you’re with. It’s better to separate and live apart than to constantly fight. I can’t speak ill of someone I loved. Understanding began We decided, ‘aap apni jagah, main apni jagah (you do you, and I do me) – but let’s remain friends.’ Today, I’m missing a friend. The understanding we had in our friendship, we didn’t this at our wedding.”
Usha, who had last spoken to Saawan four days before his death and had plans to meet him soon, shared that their friendship after they split used to confuse everyone, including Rajesh Khanna, who asked if they were cheating. the world. However, Saawan’s relationships with the girls took a toll on her.
She confirmed that he had a few relationships and added, “I said we should be apart and I wouldn’t bother him (in his personal life) afterwards.” When asked if relationships hurt her, Usha said, “Dekhiye, dukh toh hota tha (sadness is obvious in these matters); after all, we were husband and wife.” Asked again if it was one of the reasons behind their split, she said: “You mean, he had his share of girlfriends (after marriage)? Well, they came to him on their own; what could he do?”
Saawan Kumar Tak began his career as a producer on the 1967 film Naunihal. He is credited with giving Sanjeev Kumar, the film’s lead actor, his screen name. In 1972, he made his directorial debut with Gomti Ke Kinare, Meena Kumari’s last film. His most memorable film was Souten, with Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim and Padmini Kolhapure, released in 1983. He also made several films with Salman Khan, including Sanam Bewafa (1991), Chaand Ka Tukda (1994) and Saawan… The Season of Love (2003).