My heart hurts again today on hearing that another cinema great—in body and in spirit—has left us.
As I said over at Todd’s blog (he has written at least as much if not more about Dara than I have): it makes me hope there is a heaven, and that I’ve been a good enough person on earth to get up there and have a drink and a big Punjabi feast with him and Shammi. Edwina taught him how to do The Twist for Cha Cha Cha and said that he was a lot of fun to work with, which is not at all difficult to believe.
Rest in peace, Dara Sahab, and thank you for all the great fun you’ve left with us. This world is much emptier without you.