Nasir Hussain

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Nasir Husain (3 February 1931 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 13 March 2002 in Mumbai) was an Indian film producer, director and screenwriter.


Early career

Husain first worked with A. R. Kardar when he joined Filmistan as a writer in 1948. The famous films he wrote for Filmistan include Anarkali (1953), Munimjee (1955), and Paying Guest (1957). Filmistan was the breakaway studio from Bombay Talkies, and used mid-budget formula productions and sold on star value and music. Sashadhar Mukherjee was a part of the breakaway team, and he gave Hussain Tumsa Nahin Dekha to direct. The film made a star of Shammi Kapoor.

Shammi Kapoor and Nasir Hussain made another hit Dil Deke Dekho (1959) for Filmalaya, the breakaway group of Filmistan. The film introduced Asha Parekh, who would be the lead in all of Hussain's films until Caravan (1971). There were many rumors of an affair between the two of them, especially since Asha never married anyone. Hussain was already married to Ayesha, with whom he had two children, a son Mansoor Khan and a daughter Nuzhat.

Own production

Hussain then set up his own Nasir Hussain Films and turned producer-director, he made musical hits like Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963),Teesri Manzil ( 1966), Baharon Ke Sapne (1967), Pyar...... ...
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