10 Aug 2015
In 1972, Javed Akhtar requested his best friend and then co-writer Salim Khan to speak to Honey Irani’s mother and ask her daughter’s hand in marriage for Akhtar. Khan had a comical conversation as a joke with Honey Irani’s mother listing the so called ill habits of Akhtar. Akhtar later went on to marry Honey Irani in the same year. However, in 1975, when writing Sholay, Salim-Javed drew the comic scene between Jai and Veeru’s mausi from the said incident.