Sharing his experience of working with the late actor-director, Jugal told ETimes, “Satish ji also had a role in the movie. In fact, I had a scene with him. He portrayed Tiwari Ji, a friend of the principal and someone who had a connection with my on-screen father, Naseeruddin Shah. He was the one who dropped me off at the station towards the end of the film. It was a wonderful experience working on that project.”
Elaborating further, he added, “Even though it was almost 40 years ago, I have vivid memories of the film. We filmed it entirely in one schedule, in Delhi and Nainital. We spent around 50 days together, living and working as a team. It was a joyous time in my life. The memories are fond, thanks to the people involved, such as Shekhar Kapur, whom I admired greatly and still stay in touch with. I hold immense respect for him and all the other talented stars in the film. And of course, Satish sir himself. He was incredibly jovial and a wonderful person. I was deeply saddened by his demise. He had a remarkable ability to bring happiness to the room. Everyone was delighted to see him. He was hardworking and proved his talent as an actor and director, both nationally and internationally. He made great films. When I used to bump into him in Mumbai, he always greeted me warmly, with kind words and a warm hug. Seeing him always brought me immense happiness.”
“I will forever cherish the moments I spent with Satish Ji as he was a truly wonderful person. His presence will be greatly missed,” the actor concluded.