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By Mauli Singh (MID-DAY; August 12, 2011)
Mollywood’s superstar Shaikh Shafique, who takes on the tobacco mafia in ‘Malegaon Ka Superrman’, is dying of throat cancer in real life
Over the years, we’ve seen many celluloid supermen having tragic endings in their real life. Now we hear the lead actor of Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra’s next Malegaon Ka Superrman Shaikh Shafique is meeting the same fate.
You can call it a cruel joke or irony, but the 28-year-old actor who fights the evils of tobacco in the film is suffering from throat cancer (as a result of his tobacco intake) and has very few days left to live.
Last stage A source informs, “The debutant actor Shaikh Shafique, who lives in Malegaon, was very excited to play superman in the film. But his world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with throat cancer a year ago. He is in the last stage.”
The source adds, “Since Shaikh is critical, Kashyap and Bohra have arranged a special screening of the film in Malegaon. They just want to keep their superman happy.”
Release date Bohra says, “I was shocked when I found out three days ago that Shiekh will not survive more than few months. I immediately released the poster and announced the release date of the film because I want him to be there when the film comes out. It is being released in November.”
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