new Delhi: It is said that it is more difficult to bring a tear in someone’s eye, to bring a smile to his lips, but some people have this art. Bollywood’s best were expert in this mode Comedian Johnny Walker. He ruled the hearts of people with his acting. He died on 29 July 2003, let us know on his death anniversary some special stories related to his life…
Comedy star Johnny Walker hardly has anyone who does not know. He always made the audience laugh with his acting, the song ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Here, Zara Hatke Jara Bachke Ye Hai Bombay Meri Jaan’, was shot on Johnny, the song of the film ‘CID’, showed the condition of buses in Mumbai had gone. Born on 11 November 1926 in Indore, Walker’s real name was Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. He is said to be an actor named Johnnie Walker Gurudutt Had given Gurudutt named him after a well-known alcoholic brand, especially in the fact that Walker often played an alcoholic in films, but never touched alcohol in real life.
Johnny had a dream of acting in Mumbai like every actor but this journey was not easy. Johnny came to dream of working in films, but in the early days he had to work as a bus conductor, for which he used to get 26 rupees per month. Even though he had to struggle in the initial days, he had a passion for acting which is seen in less people. Apart from this, he also knew to do a good mimicry of people. Even during work in the bus, he did not forget to entertain people by mixing them.
Then when the actor Guru Dutt caught sight of him, Gurudutt recognized his talent and gave him a break in his film ‘Baazi’. However, since then, Johnny started writing a new success story and kept moving forward. Further, Johnny Walker worked in many of Gurudutt’s films, including ‘Aar Paar’, ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Fourteenth Ka Chand’, ‘Pepper Ke Phool’, ‘Mr and Mrs. 55’. Entertained the audience for almost 4 decades in his own style. During this, Walker Sahab met Nur Jahan on the set of a film and fell in love. Walker went against the wishes of the family and married Nur Jahan, both of whom met on the set of the film ‘Aarpar’ in 1955, whose songs ‘Are Na Na Na Na Tauba Tauba’ were to be shot on Nur Jahan and Walker.
Bollywood comedy actor Johnny Walker entertained the audience for a long time with his playful and witty style. Filmed on them ‘Champi’ (song) still lifts the fatigue of people. The most important thing about Walker was that on one hand, while he could laugh weeping, on the other hand, he did not leave any effort to get people emotional with his best performance. His rich acting in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film ‘Anand’ won everyone’s heart. Walker BR Chopra’s film Naya Daur (1957), Chetan Anand’s Taxi Driver (1954) and Bimal Roy’s Madhumati (1958) also did excellent work. After a long break of 14 years, his film ‘Aunty 420’ came in which Kamal Haasan and Tabu were in the lead role, this was the last film of his life.
Walker received the first Filmfare Award not for comedy but for Filmfare’s Best Supporting Actor Award in 1959 for supporting actor role in ‘Madhumati’. He was then awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Comic Actor for the film ‘Shikar’. On 29 July 2003, Walker, who made the audience laugh, departed from the world. Condoling his death, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said, “The impeccable style of Johnny Walker has given a new meaning to the comic genre in Indian cinema.” It is true that Johnny Walker gave a different dimension to comedy in Indian cinema.