Kader Khan Wasn’t Just an Actor or a Writer. Kader Khan Was a Genre

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Kader Khan Wasn’t Just an Actor or a Writer. Kader Khan Was a Genre

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ader Khan wasn’t a writer or an actor.

Of course, IMDb credits him with some 110 titles as a writer, and 416 as an actor, and a career in Hindi films spanning four decades, starting from 1971. Op-ed pieces have reasons to sing paeans about his extremely prolific contribution to cinema, proudly propping up the impressive statistics of more than ten films a year on an average before or behind the cameras. His understanding of Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani and their apt everyday usage deservedly won him awards and accolades in equal measure. BUT. Kader Khan wasn’t just a writer or an actor.

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