Comedian and stage artist Sikander Sanam passes away
Popular comedian and stage artist Sikander Sanam died in Nawabshah. He was diagnosed with liver cancer some months back and was getting treatment. Earlier he was admitted to Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi for treatment but he was shifted to his home town on his request. Sikander Sanam was a big name of Karachi comedy theater. His blend of comedy may be termed as street humor that can be also enjoyed by sophisticated audience. He was spontaneous in his acting and was a master of improvisation. His contemporaries included Umer Sharif, Salma Zafar, Shakeel Siddiqui, Salomi, Zarien Ghazal, Ghazal Siddique and Rauf Lala etc. His recent claim to fame was parodies of Indian movies. His comedy remake of Salman Khan’s ‘Tere Naam Part-2’ was huge hit in Pakistan. It was repeatedly played by cable operators on demand. Tere Naam Part-2 started a trend of comedy remake of Indian movies in Pakisan but no one was as successful like the late Sikander Sanam. He had also made other comedy remakes such as Khal Nayak-2, Sholay-2 and Munna Bhai MBBS-2. Sikander Sanamhas also win huge fan following in India when he was featured in “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 4”. Indian TV audience and the judges Shatrughan Sinha & Navjot Singh Sidhu were blown away with his quick jibes and comedy style. Sikander Sanam will be greatly missed by his fans and stage audience who loved him for his spontaneity and style.
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