Wrestler-actor Dara Singh [ Images ] was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's [ Images ] enjoyable film Jab We Met [ Images ] (2007), where he played Kareena Kapoor's [ Images ] grandfather.
Imtiaz pays tribute to the late star, and recounts his experiences of working with him.
It is really sad that Dara Singhji is no more with us. It's a big loss. I wish for peace for his departed soul and his family.
I was fortunate to work with him in Jab We Met. It was very satisfying experience. I was looking for someone, who would look like an authoritarian figure and would respect culture and values.
I couldn't have found anyone better than Dara Singhji.
I remember when I had planned to cast him in the film, I tried to get in touch with him but it was a big task because he was a very private person. But once I approached him, he was very co-operative and humble.
Whenever he would be on the sets, there would be pin drop silence. Everyone was so disciplined in front of him.
Dara Singhji will truly be missed.