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Bollywood hopefuls throng outside Ash's home

Last updated on: April 20, 2007 15:24 IST

Two Khans are all set to gatecrash the Aishwarya-Abhishek wedding today. And no, we're not talking about Shah Rukh and Salman.

Munshi Khan Pathan and brother-in-law Amin Khan had tried to bless the bride on Thursday night but were stopped by the security personnel. But the duo are undeterred.

"I am all set to barge in and bless her. They didn't let me inside tonight. But they can't stop me at the wedding," says Munshi who hails from Gomatipur, Ahmedabad.

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Munshi is not a stranger to movies. He owns a Gujarati film production company called Munshi Film Enterprise, based at Gomtipur. Amin Khan is his business partner based in Rajasthan.
Munshi also carries with him a business card, a photograph and two posters of his film Matabhare, which he claims was the biggest hit his company has produced.

"It is the Gujarati remake of Sunny Deol's Ghayal," he claims.

He says Aishwarya is not a stranger to him, as they had worked together in her Hindi film debut Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.

"I was part of the crowd in the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan song Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hain in the movie," he says proudly.

Munshi's tryst with filmdom started with the movie Naukar Biwi Ka (1983) after which he has been a regular in crowd sequences in close to 100 movies.

"If you look carefully, you can spot me in some sequences in Guru too," he winks.

It was his obsession with movies that made him start Munshi Film Enterprise. "Matabhare was a medium budget movie where I starred as a cop," says this 45-year old who is yet to tie the knot himself.

"If I meet my dream woman, I will marry her then and there itself. I guess I still have time!" he exclaims.

Though Munshi did not get to meet Ash, he managed to grab the attention of some Bollywood strugglers, who had gathered outside Ash's residence hoping to gain entry into showbiz through some producer or star who 'might' bump into them at the wedding.

Well, they got one and very soon, Munshi was inundated with mobile numbers.

"I can write beautiful songs. I hope Munshiji gives me a break," says a hopeful from Jharkhand.

Binoy Valsan