Mumbai : The saying, once an actor, always an actor rings true for 97-year-old A. K. Hangal, who is all set to wear the grease paint again for a role in a new Hindi soap – Madhubala. He is excited and says work knows no age limit.
“I believe there is no age limit to work. But these days I’m not keeping well,” Hangal told IANS.
He has been active in the filmdom since 1967 and played on-screen father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many top notch Bollywood actors, but two years ago Hangal – the famous Rahim Chacha of Sholay – was struggling for his life as his source of income had dried up and there was hardly any money for food or medicine.
Madhubala went on air on May 28 and it tells the story of a girl, who is forced into the world of showbiz. Drashti Dhami plays the title role and the cast also includes Vivian D’Sena, Raj Zutshi and Shagufta Ali.