Bioscope Stories 1970-79 (Day 1049)

By 14 March, 2017Books

It is said that it was writer Sachin Bhowmick who convinced Sharmila Tagore’s mother to let her act in Hindi films and that is how Shakt Samanta signed her for her first Hindi film. Amitabh Bachchan had suffered a row of flops and decided that if Zanjeer proved a hit all friends together will go to London for holiday. Zanjeer proved a hit and they left for London.

Did you know that Danny Denzongpa was the original choice for Gabbar Singh in the 1975 released Sholay? It is said that Amjad Khan was initially rejected because writers Salim Javed felt his voice was not strong for a villain, later of course the writers changed their mind.

In 1976 Parveen Babi hit the headlines when Time Magazine featured her on the cover. In the same year Sridevi was only 13 when she played the role of Rajnikanth’s stepmom in Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu.

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