“Aashiqui” actress Anu Agarwal, who worked with the late Sawan Kumar Tak in his 1993 film “Khal Nayak”, calls him a “visionary” filmmaker and shares her experience working with him.
Director Sawan Kumar Tak, 86, known for films like ‘Sanam Bewafa’ and ‘Souten’, passed away on August 25. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, where he was undergoing treatment for a lung infection.
Anu Agarwal said: “He will be missed. Rest in the better place he has been to.”
Talking about her equation with the late filmmaker, Anu Agarwal said: “Sawan Kumar ji was an extraordinary visionary and courageous. film producer, He dared to make a film in which the female protagonist turns into a psycho killer. In the 90s, and to a large extent still, this concept can easily be called unique.”
“When he approached me for ‘Khal Nayaka’ with a video from the American film, ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’ (1992), I was mesmerized by the intensity of the role as an actor. I couldn’t do it without I can say a dream role in the blink of an eye,” said Anu Agarwal.
She further mentioned: “I will always be grateful to him for relying on my acting skills, choosing me for a challenging and old character among the seasoned, leading actresses of the time. It was completely opposite to my character in my first film ‘Aashiqui’.”
“A good filmmaker like Sawan Kumarji needs to envision you in a character that is completely different from the character that brought you instant fame. I will always be grateful to him for showing me an avatar that I barely knew I could carry on,” concluded Anu Agarwal.