- Kabir Khan had asked the shoemaker to design shoes from the 50-60's era
- "Kabir Khan got his sandals made by us," says Kishan
- Tubelight releases on June 23, two days before Eid
The fourth generation of a close-knit family of shoemakers who migrated here from Gwalior during the British Era, have since then made the hill-station their home seeking a living making handmade shoes for decades now.
Kishan tells us, "Kabir Khan got his sandals made by us when he last visited Mussoorie a few years back. Last July, I got a call from him saying that he wanted me to send 4-5 shoes designed on the 1950-60's look in shoe size number 8 & 9 which we couriered to them on the July 18."
Looking at the Tubelight poster in newspaper clippings brings a broad smile on Kishan's face. He is not new to fame. His handmade shoes have been picked up by Sachin Tendulkar, Tom Alter, Arshad Warsi but nothing comes close to him seeing his favourite super star wearing one of his creations. Kishan adds, "I wish that Salman keeps doing good work and his latest film is a hit like the rest of them."