Remembering Feroz Khan, the ultimate style icon of Hindi cinema, on his 8th death anniversary today.
Remembering #FerozKhan on his 8th death anniversary today.
Feroz Khan and his films were largely about panache and style.Khan did not walk, he swaggered. No wan smile for him. This red-blooded man preferred to win women with a cheesy grin that reached his crinkling eyes.
He left his shirt unbuttoned to reveal a brawny chest and sported tight fitting trousers. A cigarette dangled from his lips, a femme fatale hung on his arm and a horse waited for his bidding. He spoke with an American twang.
The Clint Eastwood of the East seems to have come via Texas, not Bangalore.
His admirers vouch that tough man Khan’s appeal lay in what he held back rather than what he expressed. In an age when underplaying was considered the domain of character actors like Balraj Sahni and Motilal, Khan’s emotional economy was often mistaken for wooden acting. Some even argued that Khan gave a lot of emphasis on style to distract from deficiencies in his acting.
But there is no debating the ruggedly attractive Feroz Khan had the makings of a matinee idol. Baffling but true, the industry was reluctant to give Khan his due for a decade. Courtesy: rediff