When Sanjeev Kumar was offered the lead role in a film, after playing an extra in it
When it comes to the mention of one of the most influential actors of Bollywood, the name of late Sanjeev Kumar is what comes to our mind for sure. As a performer, Sanjeev Kumar is probably one of the best actors Indian Cinema has ever witnessed. The actor made a mark for himself with many iconic performances in landmark films like ‘Koshish’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Aandhi’ and who would forget him reprising nine different roles in film ‘Naya Din Nai Raat’. However, not many know that this talented performer did not taste success in one go. It was during his struggle period in Bollywood when he had to face some hard times while finding work.
This was the time when he had got an opportunity to work with eminent filmmaker, late K Asif, who had made the magnum opus ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ (1960). It was after the release of this film, when the director had started work on his next project ‘Love And God’ where Sanjeev got to play an extra’s role. But, owing to a long and troubled history of this film, there came a time when Sanjeev Kumar was offered the lead role by none other than K Asif himself. (Also Read:Friendship goals: When Late Sanjeev Kumar turned saviour for a broke Shatrughan Sinha)
Remembering his early days, Sanjeev Kumar had once recalled this in one of his old interviews. He said, “I still recall those days when I slept without food. Once I had no food for three days hence when I got an extra’s role in K Asif’s movie ‘Love And God’, I was excited. I had to walk in the crowd. During the shooting Asif Sahab saw some fire in me and recommended me to be in his touch. I felt thrilled.”
Further, he continued saying, “Few months later the shooting of ‘Love And God’ stopped as Guru Dutt, the film’s hero, committed suicide. The news had great impact on me as Guru Dutt was a great blow to the industry. I was still struggling then though I had now got some B-Grade action movie. Suddenly one day I received a call from Asif Sahab’s office and to my delight Asif Sahab offered me the hero’s role.”
But, unfortunately, destiny had some other plans, and not very good ones. Even after replacing late Guru Dutt and having reshot the sequences, tragedy struck again, this time in the form of the demise of filmmaker K Asif himself. The film was left incomplete, for the second time.
Though, Sanjeev Kumar forever remembered that he got a chance to be mentored by a legend like K Asif, and it was that period and movie, which made him capture the nuances of acting.
Karan Singh Grover’s marriages leads to actor & now a 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
While his body is every man’s dream, it is also every girl’s fantasy. The same goes for his lovely ex-wife.
Friends, Karan Singh Grover has recently been honored with a Dadasaheb Phalke Award on April 20, 2018, in Mumbai under the guidance of PMO and CBFC.
OMG! Is what one would say. However, there still lies the Maha Shock of his ex-wife, Jennifer Winget receiving one too.
Stylish as he may seem, he’s become the talk of the town for just this week, grabbing all eyes at the ceremony. However, questions do pop up in the human mind asking – Have the standards of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards gone that low? Who knew that so-called working actors could receive awards too? (Also Read:Karan Singh Grover To Receive ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’)
Karan’s journey from a regular employee to a handsome actor is more like a flop script of a Hindi movie, where one feels that they’ve wasted Rs 180/- on buying a ticket. It feels like the popcorn would taste better on the Road compared to a movie theatre.
From a Punjabi family, Karan Singh Grover grows up to be a Hotel Management student and then a Marketing Executive in Mumbai. In 2004, Karan’s journey took to many places, where the best role played at a serial named ‘Qubool Hai’ and a movie named ‘Hate Story 3‘ to be better than great in 2015.
Calling for what’s needed, The Glam Girl, Jennifer Winget has done lots since her divorce. For sure, she’s excelled as a Television actress and a fashion diva with her right attitude and looks that are worth crores. Still, there lies a question unanswered after this event.
Karan Singh Grover, who was previously married to Jennifer Winget and Shraddha Nigam is now married to Bipasha Basu. As an ex-wife and Television actress, it was she [Jennifer Winget], who brought him back into the limelight after his failed marriage with Shraddha.
However, after Karan and Jennifer filed for divorce, it was Bipasha Basu’s turn for a long life love session with Karan, which gave an announcement in public about the couple soon to be married. Many stars such as Mr & Mrs. Dutt, the Bachchans, and the Khans – were seen at Karan and Bipasha’s reception.
Furthermore, Karan Singh Grover’s movie ‘Alone‘ was quite unsatisfying to watch. Does this mean that Bipasha Basu brought her husband into the limelight where Bollywood’s greatest stars roam?
Karan Singh takes on his past to the future, and his relationship with Bipasha never really looked like a positive. What’s more? Is Karan’s interview with BollywoodLife. Karan went all out to say that his marriage with Jennifer was a mistake! Not only that, he added that some people are better off as friends and should not take it to the next level.
What must have Jennifer felt then? And she ever felt like giving it back to Karan Singh Grover? But, what she feels now is the real achievement for her work. Looking at the past, this is the biggest question that remains unanswered till today – Was she really a mistake for Karan? Or is Karan a mistake for 3 women including Bipasha Basu?
Nodding on it, Karan’s body and face will still make a great picture on a magazine cover. But, these 3 Musketeers have been with him as partners in both personal and professional life. For after seeing all that’s happened in his life, and now at the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards just shows that giving Karan an award wasn’t such a great idea. For there were and are many other actors who deserved the award and its category.
Throwback Thursday: When Sanjay Dutt confessed his wish to marry Madhuri Dixit
Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit’s reunion after 20 years with Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank’ has become the hot topic of discussion. The duo were rumoured to have dated each other for some time in 1990s but both have always remained tight lipped about it.
The onscreen hit jodi is happily married to their respective spouses, Sanjay’s love for Manyata is known to all. She is like a tower of strength for him. Madhuri too is happily married to Sriram Madhav Nene.
But seems like the actor still has a soft corner for his ‘Khalnayak’ co-star. Here’s a video of Sanjay confessing how he still doesn’t mind marrying Madhuri….’IF’ given a choice. This was at the Goa Fest last year when he was asked a hypothetical question on who would he want to marry if given a choice and he quipped, “Anybody knows Maanyata Dutt? Nobody knows? But…I would like to marry Madhuri Dixit. ”
Watch the video here:
It’s not like the actor said it seriously. We know the immense love he shares with his wife. (Also Check: ‘Kalank’ the film that was to star Sridevi, goes on floor)