​Bollywood Remember Johnny Walker on his Birthday


Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar pays a tribute on the birth anniversary of late actor Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi, better known by his stage name Johnny Walker.
Madhur Bhandarkar took to his social media account and paid an ode to the legendary actor. He wrote, “Birth Anniversary of JOHNNY WALKER Remembered for his quirky roles and playful comic timing, His bittersweet performances in songs such as Sar Jo Tera Chakraye & Yeh ha Bombay Meri Jaan are memorable”
Johnny Walker worked as a bus conductor in Mumbai, but always aspired to become an actor. After initial struggling phase, Walker made his debut in Guru Dutt’s ‘Baazi’. Despite often playing the role of a drunk, Walker was a teetotaller.
Padma Shri awarded film journalist Bhawana Somaaya‏ also paid a tribute to the actor. She tweeted, “Today is legendary actor #JohnnyWalker’s birth anniversary. Don’t forget to tune into #OncUponATimeInBollywood tomr 10am on @927BigFm for a special tribute @RJSIDDHARTH”
Johnny walker’s son, actor Nasirr Khan‏ also tweeted about his father’s birthday. He wrote, “lotsa luv – alwayz miss u DAD… #JohnnyWalker may he bring a smile 2 ur face…dat was his life…dats how he lived & dat is how he lives ON…thank u ALL 4 all d luv dat u ALL shower on him…”
Post Baazi, Guru Dutt and Johnny Walker did a number of films together – Aar Paar (1954), Mr & Mrs 55 (1955) and CID (1956). It was Guru Dutt who taught Johnny Walker to ad lib on screen. His “Mumbai Meri Jaan” song became a rage and distributors insisted that a song be picturized on him in every film.