When Amitabh Bachchan felt that the sets of ‘Khuda Gawah’ are like a battlefield
You’ll fall short of words if you try to describe Amitabh Bachchan. There are countless admirers out there who grew up watching his movies. Be it his dialogues, fight scenes or songs, everything has left a lasting impact on his admirers. Big B is loved wherever he goes and recently we stumbled upon an old interview of the megastar where he relived memories of his visit to a country where he was provided with half of the country’s Air Force, just for his security. In fact, such was the magnitude of his security, that he felt that the sets were almost a battlefield. This location was Afghanistan where the megastar had shot for his cult movie ‘Khuda Gawah’ (1992).Sridevi .jpg” alt=”” width=”640″ height=”430″ />
The then President of Afghanistan, late Najibullah Ahmadzai was a huge fan of the megastar and Hindi cinema. As Big B was arriving to shoot, Najibullah had ensured maximum security for him and the crew in the country. Amitabh Bachchan had mentioned about it in an old interview given to PTI where he recalled the time when he was shooting for this film in the country. He said, “When we were discussing the script of ‘Khuda Gawah’, I said let us go to Afghanistan to shoot. We went to Mazar-e-Sharif to shoot the traditional Afghan sport of Buzkashi.” (Also Read:When Amitabh Bachchan continued shooting, even after getting injured)
“The president provided us excellent security when the shooting was on. Fighter planes were keeping vigil in the sky and Army tanks were at the side of the sets. It just felt like battlefield,” added the megastar.
Indeed, we should say that this incident truly shows why Big B can be called a phenomenon in himself.
Talking about the film, this late Mukul S. Anand directorial was an epic in terms of scale, star-cast, music, locations, action, drama, etc. It is still remembered and is counted amongst the most watched and loved Hindi film in the History of Afghanistan.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.
Viral Video: Young Shah Rukh Khan receives best actor award from Janhvi Kapoor
Late actress Sridevi‘s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is all set to mark her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar‘s ‘Dhadak’. The film also stars Ishaan Khattar in a lead role. Recently, the makers had unveiled the trailer of the film and it was well appreciated by many fans and critics.
But much before Janhvi’s debut film hits the screens, a video featuring young Janhvi is going viral on the social network. In the video, we can see Janhvi Kapoor handing over the Best Actor Award to none other than Shah Rukh Khan the Badshah of Bollywood. (Also Read: Watch: Janhvi Kapoor grooves to Arjun-Parineeti’s hit number)
Check out the video here:
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A cute young Janhvi is seen standing on the stage with her father Boney Kapoor and actress Preity Zinta. Her father picks her up to announce the award and as soon as SRK reaches the stage Janhvi hands over the award to him. The Khan is seen planting a kiss on her cheek.
‘Dhadak’ is directed by Shashank Khaitan and will hit the screens on July 20, 2018. It is a Hindi adaption of Marathi superhit film ‘Sairat’.