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Johnny Walker: From Being Inside Bus To Living Inside Movies

Johnny Walker: From Being Inside Bus To Living Inside Movies


We present you the story of a man, who started his life with a Bus Conductor and soon emerged as the brand Johnny Walker in the Hindi film Cinema.

1. Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi was born on 11 November 1926, in Indore. He worked in almost 300 films in his career span.

Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi

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2. He belonged to a poor background. To fulfil his financial condition, he worked in Bombay Electronic Supply and Transport (BEST) as a Bus Conductor.

3. Once, a legendary actor Balraj Sahni was travelling the bus. Balraj noticed Badruddin because he was entertaining the passengers on the bus very well. Sahni advised him to go and meet Director GuruDutt.


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4. When he met Gurudutt, he told him to act like an Alcoholic Man. Gurudutt was so happy with him that he named him on his favourite scotch Johnnie Walker.

5. Johnny Walker considered Gurudutt as his mentor, as he helped him throughout his career. Once in Calcutta, Gurudutt told him that he should follow the oil-massager for his next role in the film.

6. Later, that movie was titled Pyasa, made by Gurudutt. A song from this movie, “Sar Jo Tera Chakraye” by Mohammed Rafi became a super-duper hit of the time!

7. Johnny Walker won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Madhumati and Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Shikar.

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8. Bazzi, Aar Paar, Taxi Driver, Miss and Mrs 55, Pyasa, CID, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Shikar and Chachi 420 are some of the most memorable movies given to us by Johnny Walker.

Aar-Par and Chachi 420

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After making his audience laugh and entertained by his acting, at the age of 76, Johnny Walker bid adios to this world on 29 July 2003.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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