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Salman, Akshay both fit the 'Bharat' bill: Manoj Kumar

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Veteran Manoj Kumar, nicknamed Kumar, is very happy to see of two of today's superstars -- and Khan -- carrying forward the work that he started 45 years ago.

While is doing what Manoj, now 81, describes as the kind of cinema he believes in -- cinema that changes society, is doing a film called "Bharat", the character that Manoj patented by playing the hero of that name in the 1970s' classics "Upkar", "Purab Aur Paschim" and "Roti Kapda Aur Makaan".

The veteran shrugs off the compliments.

"It's not as if I had any copyright claims over the name Anyone and everyone is I am happy that superstars like and are playing heroes who can bring about a social awakening, a new dawn, naya Bharat," Manoj said.

In fact, in the late 1970s, Manoj wanted to make a film titled "Naya Bharat" featuring him with

Today, he feels "Naya Bharat" can be made with Salman and Akshay.

"If you are sincere to your work, and if you are sincere in your desire to bring about change in society, the audience will embrace your efforts. I see an honesty in Salman and Akshay's work that cannot go unrewarded," said the veteran, who wants to direct another film soon.

"I want to die with my chappals on. I plan to get back to direction at the earliest," he said.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:30 IST