Here’s why Vikram Gokhale regularly viewed Amitabh Bachchan movies:
Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Gokhale had been close friends for more than 50 years. They had witnessed each other’s early-career struggles in the profession. The seasoned performer admitted in an interview from 2020 that he had followed Amitabh’s struggles and viewed his movie once a week.
On Saturday, Vikram Gokhale passed away in Pune. He was 77. Amitabh had assisted him in locating housing in Mumbai during his early 1970s days of struggle. Parvana, a 1971 Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan, served as Vikram’s screen debut.
In an interview with ETimes two years ago, Vikram had said the following about Amitabh Bachchan: “I believe that the public has just seen his fame, but I have witnessed his adversity. I have seen him suffer in person. I have observed him knocking on every studio’s door. Many people who call themselves actors in the film industry have no concept of what acting is. It’s simply for show. People should watch Amitabh’s movie if they want to see real acting.”
He also stated, “He knows me, and I know him, and that makes me so happy. Since 1955, we have been close friends. I adore his disposition and approach. I continue to watch his movies once a week, and I have been doing so for several years.”
The considerable cinema, television, and theatre work of Vikram Gokhale in Hindi and Marathi is well-known. His great-grandmother Durgabai Kamat was the first female actor on the Indian screen, and he was the son of Marathi theatre and film star Chandrakant Gokhale. In Indian film, his grandmother Kamlabai Gokhale was the first female child performer.
Following multiple organ failure, he passed away in the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune. At 6 pm, his final rites will be performed at Vaikunth Samshan Bhumi in Pune. His remains will be kept at Balgandharv Rangmanch for antim darshan.