Salim Khan garnered glory along with Javed Akhtar as the pioneers of quality screenplay writers in Bollywood. The Salim-Javed duo wrote blockbusters right from Sholay to Mr India and many more.
Later Salim Khan became famous as the father of the more famous actor Salman Khan.
The news has now trickled in that Salim in fact acted a guest role in the musical-thriller Teesri Manzil (1966) directed by Vijay Anand. Shammi Kapoor played the role of Rocky in the film. Salim Khan played a bit role as Shammi Kapoor’s friend who poses as Rocky to confuse the heroine just at the start of the chartbuster song O Haseena Zulfowali Jaane Jahan.
The song was picturized on Shammi Kapoor and Helen. Later in real life, Salim Khan married Helen.