97-year-old A.K. Hangal will wears grease paint for a role in the television show Madhubala. He is excited and says work knows no age limit.
Hangal has been active in filmdom since 1967 and played on-screen father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many top notch Bollywood actors.
Two years ago Hangal, who is best known as Rahim Chacha of Sholay, was struggling for his life as his source of income had dried up and there was hardly any money for food or medicine. However, the film fraternity has come out to help him.
Prashaant Bhatt, concept head of Madhubala, says that he thought about A.K. Hangal for the show because the serial is a tribute to 100 years of India.