Filmmaker Subhash Ghai had worked with him in ‘Ram Lakhan’. Speaking about his experience of having Anil Kapoor, Kher and Kaushik on the set, Ghai said he knew their friendship well. He shared, “When I made Ram Lakhan, I used to see these three friends. They used to be in one corner and chat. I went and asked them, ‘meri buraai nai karte na?’ Then they would say, we are discussing the next shot. It’s been 40 years since then and their friendship hasn’t changed. The industry has relationships which are success based but some friendships like these are very special.”
The filmmaker said that while Satish put up a front which was funny, deep within he was serious and some things used to affect him. He said, “When a person goes, everyone speaks good about him and we remember a lot about him. But I must say this and I mean it that Satish was humorous but from inside, he was a deep, serious person. Like we hear that about Charlie Chaplin, that he made people laugh but from within he was sad or serious. Then I must say, and I won’t regret saying that Satish was the Charlie Chaplin of India.”
Kher shared that Satish had very high regards for Subhash Ghai and he used to emulate him a lot.