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Memories of the star Salman Shah's death anniversary

Memories of the star Salman Shah's death anniversary

Salman Shah's debut film “Keyamat Thekey Keyamat” revived our ailing film industry in the early 1990s. With this blockbuster not only did the Dhalliwood heartthrob's career take off sky high but young movie goers flocked once more to cinema theatres and the film industry re-entered a golden era.

 Shah chalked up a tally of 26 hit movies that drew in the crowds. His co-stars Moushumi, Shabnur and Shabnaz gained much popularity as well. “Keyamat Thekey Keyamat” was also Moushumi's debut film. Salman Shah and Moushumi became a very popular on-screen couple who acted in other movies like “Denmohor” and “Antore Antore”.

Shabnur came into the spotlight through working with the highest paid actor.

However, Salman's untimely demise on September 6, 1996 created shock waves in the film fraternity. Soon after the news trickled out, some of his ardent fans even committed suicide.

“Salman was not only my co-star in my debut film but also a close friend,” said Moushumi.

“Salman was a highly popular film artiste and deeply committed to his profession,” said actress Sabnaz, adding that she had enjoyed working with  him.

“I worked with Salman in a TV play. His nickname was Emon. We have lost a great artiste,” said Tamalika Karmaker.

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