In television his role from the 1993 sitcom “Zabaan Sambhalke”, the Indian version of the British sitcom “Mind Your Languag, appreciated.
Veteran actor of Marathi and Hindi films Viju Khote passes away on Monday, family sources said. He is survived by his actor sister Shubha Khote, who was elder to him by five years. Their father Nandu Khote was a noted stage actor too, and he worked in movies during the silent era.
Viju Khote made his big screen debut with “Ya Malak” in 1964 and went on to do some of the most remembered characters in the Hindi film industry.
Fondly character, Viju worked in over 300 films, including “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Andaz Apna Apna” from the modern era besides some television shows and ads.
He was renowned for comedy roles, Viju was famed for the evergreen reply to Gabbar Singh’s “Kitne Aadmi The?” in “Sholay”. “Do, Sarkar” was the bumbling sidekick was Kalia’s response, which said it all that they failed their gang lord Gabbar Singh played by Amjad Khan.
He is also fondly remembered as the naive Robert from the film “Andaz Apna Apna” and was loved for his dialogue “galti se mistake hogaya”.