The world map shows Balochistan as part of Pakistan, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech as its considered to be part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
But did you know that several Bollywood biggies hailed from Balochistan (they all moved to India after partition)?
Remember the famous dialogue “Are o sambha, kitne aadmi the” from Sholay? Amjad Khan, who played the role of Gabbar Singh in Sholay was born in Quetta, Balochistan on 12 Nov, 1940.
Another legend of the Hindi film industry (known for his dialogue delivery), Rajkumar (real name – Kulbhushan Pandit) was born in Loralai in Balochistan on 8 october 1926, who later moved to Mumbai where he worked as sub-inspector in Mumbai Police, before starting his acting career.
Humko mitta sake yeh zamane mein dum nahin … humse zamana khud hain … zamane se hum nahin (Raj Kumar in the movie Bulundi)
Another very popular actor Kader Khan (who has worked with Govinda in several comedy movies) was born in Pishin in Balochistan of Undivided India. His father later moved to Mumbai along with his family for business.
Suresh Oberoi (father of Vivek Oberoi), who has worked in several Bollywood films was born in Quetta, Balochistan.
There are many more actors who hailed from Balochistan – Veena, Zeba Bakhtiyar, and many others.
Balochistan, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the southwestern region of the country. Its provincial capital and largest city is Quetta.
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Jami, who directed pakistani movie Moor, shot his film extensively in Balochistan. Jami says the region offers unparalleled cinematic value.
“Wherever we placed the camera, the framing would be beautiful,” says Jami, who likens Balochistan’s vistas to the setting of Lawrence of Arabia.