Santoshi held Javed in high regard and said, “It’s very sad. He was a very good human being and a fine actor. I think he never got his due in Hindi cinema. He worked a lot in theatre too.” Reminiscing their association the filmmaker said, “We did Andaz Apna Apna together. He played Anand Akela in the film. I enjoyed working with him because he was intelligent and understanding. He was always smiling and a producer-friendly actor.”
Controlling his shock at the passing of Javed, Santoshi finally said, “My heartfelt condolences on his demise and may his soul rest in peace.” Earlier on, ETimes also spoke to Javed’s ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ co-star Tiku Talsania who echoed similar sentiments as their director.
Talsania had recalled Javed’s talent and his craft as an actor and said, “He was always the first one to try something new during the shoot. It is a very sad thing that has happened. I shall pray for him. He was always expressive and was always ready to take things forward in whatever we did. He used to always give me advice.”
Javed Khan’s final rites ceremony was held in Mumbai today evening.