Jonny Walker's impersonation of the drunk gave him his nickname, Jonny Walker being a valuable and much sought-after Scotch. This despite the fact that by 1951 Mumbai was in the grip of total prohibition and drinking was only allowed either at home or in special permit rooms. In any case, as a Muslim, Qazi would not drink. But his routine as a drunkard impressed everyone especially when, after the performance, he was back into his sober self.
Badruddin Jamaluddin Qazi, for that was Jonny walker's real name, was doing his usual clowning on a Mumbai bus. Then came the moment on the bus when, unknown to him, one of the passengers was Balraj Sahni, who had been then scripting a film for Guru Dutt called "Baazi" was arrested by the uncanny ability of the man holding the attention of the passengers, instructed him to barge into offices of Navketan. Guru Dutt, Chtan Anand and Dev Anand srutinized him. Rest is the history.