Raju Srivastava dead: Ahsaan Qureshi reveals late comedian’s ‘unfulfilled’ dream of Bombay To Goa sequel


The death of ace comedian Raju Srivastava has shattered several of his friends, fans and benefactors. Among them is stand-up comedian Ahsaan Qureshi. Speaking to The Switzerland Times, Ahsaan spoke about his relationship with the late comedian and said he and Raju had been dating for over 17 years. Since the start of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Qureshi added that they have seen a lot together.

Both comedians shared screen space in a 2007 road trip movie called Journey Bombay to Goa. Even Sunil Pal starred in the movie. Ahsaan revealed that he had discussed the idea of ​​a sequel to Bombay To Goa with Srivastava during their last meeting. “The last we met was at Hunar Haat in Mumbai. I told him we should make a movie like Bombay to Goa, where we were all comedians, as a sequel. He agreed and we also decided that we could film in Uttar Pradesh and we will get grants. Unfortunately, this dream of his remains unfulfilled.”

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Ahsaan added what he admired most about Raju. “What I used to admire about his comedic skills is how he would bring life to non-living objects, such as a sofa that talks to the residents to let him breathe, a fan, etc. Moreover, his comedy was always clean and never vulgar These are the things that will keep him alive among us.”

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Ahsaan even added that they were very cordial and that it was always a warm affair when they visited each other’s homes. He added that even their children are friends. “Every time he would prepare a new skit, he would perform it for me and ask if the blows were coming,” Qureshi revealed. Besides being a top comedian, Raju also had a heart of gold. Ahsaan added that he would quietly help the needy, struggling comedian. He added that since Raju also struggled in his early years, he identified and associated their struggle with himself. For the inexperienced, Raju died on September 21 at 58.

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