News|September 8, 2011 5:33 pm

Malegaon’s Superman dies

As reported earlier the Mollywood actor ‘Shafique Shaikh’ the lead actor of the funny film ‘Malegaon Ka Superrman’ directed by Shaikh Nasir who was suffering from mouth cancer for a year died at the age of 25 years, Shafique left behind his wife and two young daughters.

But before he died, his one wish was fulfilled , The special screening of his film which was originally scheduled to be released in November, was held on Tuesday for him in Malegaon. Around 2000 people attended the show, the guest list included directors Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar too.

Anurag Kashyap said,

Malegaon is a special place and Shafiq was a special person. He was in a bad shape, he just kept staring at us, he had an oxygen tube, couldn’t talk.

I guess he was just holding on till the screening or maybe last night’s excitement was just too much for him with all the screaming and whistling and shouting. i don’t know. It’s just sad. We got back late last morning and found out about his death in the noon.

Shaikh Nasir said,

Shafique Shaikh started chewing tobacco and gukta at the age of 13, The main aim of the movie was to spread awareness about the threat of tobacco. Sadly, our lead hero fell victim to it.

The whole unit of the film is sad that Shafique Shaikh is no more with us. I am happy he at least got to see the film, as it was his dream. Shaikh was happy to see the crowd that had gathered for the release.

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