Salim Khan 'awards' Shoojit Sircar for Vicky Donor
Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan loved Shoojit Sircar's newly released film "Vicky Donor" so much that he called the young director to his residence and presented him with an award
Salim, who has written scripts for many a blockbuster including "Sholay" and "Don", watched "Vicky Donor" and called Shoojit today to award him with one of his own Filmfare trophies.
"I couldn't believe it was Salim Khan when I received the call. He said, 'I saw your film with 10 women in my house and we all loved it. I don't know how you made this film. I even spoke to your scriptwriter.
Both of you have done a commendable job so I want to give you an award from my side'," Shoojit told PTI. The director then went to Salim's house and the 76-year-old father of superstar Salman Khan presented Shoojit with a Filmfare trophy.
"He said that if this script was offered to him he would have turned it down because he couldn't handle such a subject. After giving me the black trophy he asked me to hand it down as a legacy if I like somebody else's work after some years.
It was a very humble gesture on his part," Shoojit added. "Vicky Donor", a film based on the concept of sperm donation, stars Annu Kapoor, newcomers Ayushmann Khurana and Yami Gautam. The film released on April 20.