In ‘Sholay’ Dharmendra offered Amitabh Bachchan the role, Shatrughan Sinha was offered the role of ‘Jai’

In Bollywood’s hit movie ‘Sholay’, the pair of Dharmendra (Veeru) and Amitabh Bachchan (Jai) was popular with the folks. The role of Jai was first offered to Shatrughan Sinha however on account of Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan acquired this role and Shatrughan Sinha was out of the movie. Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar had been additionally in necessary roles in the movie ‘Sholay’.

In an interview, Dharmendra admitted that he performed a role in getting Amitabh Bachchan to work. With this Dharmendra mentioned that he’s speaking about it publicly as a result of Amitabh Bachchan himself thanked him.


Dharmendra mentioned in ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ in the 12 months 2018, ‘I by no means talked about it however ever since Amitabh Bachchan began saying that I helped him get the role. That’s what I might say, sure, I helped him get the role. He used to return to me, however this role was going to go to Shatrughan Sinha. Dharmendra mentioned that Shatrughan Sinha even spoke to him about why he prompt the title of Amitabh Bachchan. On this Dharmendra mentioned to him, ‘Man, I don’t perceive something, he got here first, thought let’s give it to the poor man.’

Shatrughan Sinha was not too long ago seen as a visitor in ‘Indian Idol 12’. During this, he informed that when the movie ‘Sholay’ was being made, he acquired the supply however he didn’t have time as a result of he was taking pictures for 2 movies and he couldn’t do the movie ‘Sholay’. Shatrughan Sinha additional mentioned, ‘I’m unhappy to not be capable to do the movie ‘Sholay’ but in addition proud of it as a result of my expensive pal Amitabh Bachchan acquired an enormous break as a result of of this movie.’

Amitabh-Dharmendra (A scene from the film Sholay)

Amitabh-Dharmendra (A scene from the movie Sholay)

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