Actor Viju Khote, known for Kalia role in Sholay, dies

Viju Khote (R) as Kaalia in Sholay

Veteran Bollywood actor and stage comedian Viju Khote passed away early Monday.

He had essayed the role of Kaalia in blockbuster Sholay.

He was 77. His sister is comedienne Shubha Khote.

Renowned for comedy roles, his claim to fame was the scene in "Sholay" where he was the bumbling gangster Kaalia of the dacoit Gabbar Singh's gang, and featured the evergreen lines:

Gabbar: "Kitne Aadmi The?"

Kaalia: "Do, Sardar".

In a career spanning around six decades, Khote worked in over 300 films including "Phir Hera Pheri", Andaz Apna Apna," besides some television shows and ads

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