Javed Sheikh laments marriage with Salma Agha, says he lost projects like 'Khoon Bhari Maang'

Veteran actor highlighting impact of her decisions on his career

Entertainment Desk May 23, 2024

Veteran actor Javed Sheikh has spoken up about his relationship with Salma Agha, highlighting the impact of her decisions on his career. Whilst in conversation with Metro Live TV, the actor discussed the numerous hits he took in terms of projects because of his marriage. 

"I was divorced when I married Salma Agha; it only lasted for three years," said Sheikh. "That, too, is a long story, I will have that episode recorded some other time," he added. Swiftly glossing over events which included fights, he spoke about how Kabir Bedi replaced him as the lead opposite Rekha in Khoon Bhari Maang

The actor shared, "I was in India doing Khoon Bhari Maang. I was selected as a hero. Rekha was the heroine. I was forcefully stopped, similar to how [I was replaced] by Izhar Qazi in Bangkok Kay Chor I was forcefully stopped and removed, and Kabir Bedi stepped in." He furthered, "I was not greedy. Had I been greedy, I would have done that film and left Salma Agha. But there was no greed, nor was such a thought in my mind." 

Lamenting further, the actor recalled, "I was married to Salma Agha and mostly, when she went to India, she asked me to go along with her. I'd be with her, sometimes in Madras, sometimes in Delhi." Sheikh spoke about how, for a film like Bangkok Kay Chor, the unit would be in Bangkok waiting for him, with his arrival scheduled. However, when he would say that he had to leave, he would not be allowed to do so. He said that he would be dismissed, with Salma apparently calling Pakistani films "bakwas." "She made me leave the film," he said. Recollecting other project-based losses, he admitted that he took quite a negative hit because of his turbulent relationship. 

The interview offered a rare glimpse into the struggles Sheikh faced behind the scenes, highlighting the sacrifices he made in his professional life due to personal circumstances. Despite the setbacks, Sheikh is one of the most renowned figures in the Pakistani entertainment industry, who has, against the odds, made a sizable splash in Indian cinema as well. 

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