............Shishir Krishna Sharma
|aao pyar karein|
Shauqat Azmi was portraying my mother in the play. The play turned out to be very successful. After a few days, Shauqat Azmi called me to perform in ‘IPTA’s’ play ‘Election Ka Ticket’. Because at the time my focus was Cricket, I initially refused to work in the play but eventually I gave in to all the pressure and agreed to be a part of the stage play. That play was well received by the audiences as well.”
Mac Mohan says, “I would go to my terrace and practice different characters every day, I would say dialogues out loudly and would scream and shout. My neighbor, director Raghunath Jhalani, had become so fed up of my screaming and shouting that when he had to cast for a mad man for ‘Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke’, he thought of no one else but me.”
After 6 months of its release, when I finally went to see the film for the first time, the audience in the cinema hall became aware of my presence there. To save myself from the pandemonium of the audience, on the managers’ request, I had to exit the cinema hall without seeing the climax of the movie.”
Mac Mohan’s family comprises of a doctor wife, two daughters and one son. After the interview, we met a few times again at ‘CINTAA’s’ General body meetings. Then one day, out of the blue, we got to know that Mac Mohan is no more. On 10 May 2010, in Mumbai, at the age of 72, he passed away.