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Zayed Khan Takes Fans on a Nostalgic Journey as Son Wears Iconic ‘Main Hoon Na’ Jacket


In an emotional trip down memory lane, actor Zayed Khan, who has been absent from the big screen for a while now, offered a glimpse into his storied past through a heartwarming video on Instagram. The video featured his elder son, Zidaan, now 16 years old, donning a jacket that Zayed originally wore in the blockbuster film ‘Main Hoon Na,’ specifically in the sequence set to the song ‘Chale Jaise Hawayein’.

Zayed Khan captioned the post, filled with sentiment and nostalgia, “Hello world, time has a strange way of communicating! Found my OG ‘Chale Jaise Hawayein’ jacket! And made my son Zidaan wear it just for fun! Heaven behold, nostalgia struck me like a lightning bolt! So there it is, everyone, my OG jacket from MHN for my opening sequence for MHN! Love and gratitude always!”

For those who may not remember, ‘Main Hoon Na’, directed by Farah Khan and released in 2004, became a cultural touchstone. The film starred Bollywood stalwarts such as Shah Rukh Khan, Amrita Rao, and Sushmita Sen. The storyline follows Major Ram Prasad Sharma, played by Shah Rukh Khan, on a mission which leads him to protect his half-brother Lakshman Prasad Sharma, also known as “Lucky,” a role brought to life by Zayed Khan.

Zayed’s personal milestones also flourished during this period. He married his high school sweetheart, Malaika Parekh, in 2005. Together, they have two sons: Zidaan, born on January 18, 2008, and Aariz, born on September 22, 2011. Despite the gap from his dynamic film career, Zayed continues to spotlight family values, emphasizing the grounding effect they have had on his life.

Reflecting on his time in the limelight, Zayed Khan acknowledges his journey was replete with highs and lows. After gaining recognition through a short, yet impactful movie career, Khan ventured into television with ‘Haasil’ in 2017. However, by the following year, he had stepped away from the screen. “I took a step back from acting then as I got into family mode. I shouldn’t have detached myself completely from acting; it wasn’t the smartest move. To earn those stripes again takes a lot, and that was a lesson I learned,” Khan revealed in an interview with Mid-day.

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The landscape of the entertainment industry has evolved drastically since Khan first debuted. With increased competition and professionalism, getting back into the fray proved to be more challenging than expected. Yet, Khan’s resilience shines through as he remarked, “Actors bring so much to the table now. Just because you have access to people doesn’t mean that you get the opportunity.” These words reflect a deep understanding of the demands and nuances of modern cinema.

In light of these changes, Khan has shifted his focus towards content creation, launching his own production company, Hungry Wolves Entertainment. Through this venture, he aims to back stories that resonate with him personally and professionally. “The language of cinema has changed dramatically. With Hungry Wolves Entertainment, I intend to support narratives that are both relatable and profound,” Khan added.

This remarkable walk down memory lane, accentuated by Zidaan wearing the iconic ‘Main Hoon Na’ jacket, is more than mere nostalgia for Zayed Khan. It signifies a bridge between his past successes and his future aspirations, both personally and professionally.

Fans have since reacted overwhelmingly to Khan’s Instagram post, appreciating the sentimental value and the bridge it creates between generations. Social media platforms were abuzz, recalling the magic of ‘Main Hoon Na’ and expressing excitement over what the future holds for both Zayed and the next generation of Khans, as evident in Zidaan.

As Zayed Khan continues to navigate the ever-shifting sands of the entertainment world, he remains deeply connected to his roots, drawing inspiration from his past achievements while remaining hopeful for what’s next. The jacket may have been a small piece of fabric, but for Khan and his fans, it reawakened an era of unforgettable cinematic moments, reinforcing the enduring legacy of ‘Main Hoon Na’.