Jaaved Jaaferi: My father had a tragic life and out of it came the comedy

In a recent interaction with indianexpress.com, Jaaved said his father Jagdeep was someone who came up from scratch and built a life for himself with sheer hard work. His work in films like Do Bigha Zameen, Aar Paar, Brahmachari, Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke and Andaz Apna Apna remain memorable. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Published: July 9, 2020 6:23:09 pm

Jaaved Jaaferi talked about his father Jagdeep on the sidelines of a recent interaction about his own showbiz journey. He would talk to us about what he went through in life,” said Jaaved Jaaferi. “My father loved what he did on screen. (Express Archives photo)
Jaaved Jaaferi further shared how his father’s perseverance through the most difficult times was his biggest inspiration. Javed said, “He came from the streets, after Partition, when everything was lost. But he had a very tragic life, and out of that tragedy came the comedy. Also read: Jagdeep (1939-2020): Soorma Bhopali lives on
Jagdeep, who entered films as a child artiste, went on to cement his position as one of Bollywood’s leading comic actors. He was 81. Jagdeep along with Ravi Behl, and sons Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri on the sets of dance reality show Boogie Woogie. I learnt from him that nothing was ever too small.”
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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. He inspired me even as a human being and an actor. He was also a part of several Ramsay Brothers’ horror movies including Purana Mandir and Saamri. He had to support himself and his mother. He recalled how the comedy his father enacted on screen emerged from the tragedy he faced in real life. (Express Archives photos)
Actor Jaaved Jaaferi is mourning the demise of his father Jagdeep, who passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai, following age-related health issues. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Jaaved Jaaferi So all that played a big part in shaping me, my thinking and how I approached my work. But it was his Soorma Bhopali act in Sholay that stuck with him over the decades.