Indian Idol 12: Shatrughan Sinha reveals why he REJECTED the iconic Sholay
Indian Idol 12 will see Shatrughan Sinha and his wife Poonam Sinha grace the show next week. The veteran actor will be seen getting all candid with his wife Poonam on the reality show. The contestants will be seen showcasing their talent in the honour of the guests and judges Himesh Reshammiya, Sonu Kakkar and Anu Malik. During a banter, Himesh Reshammiya will be seen revealing some unknown facts & trivia about the veteran actor on his film journey.
When asked by Himesh Reshammiya on the real reason for not taking up the iconic film Sholay that starred Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan in pivotal roles. Shatrughan Sinha said, “You can call it a ‘human error.’ Ramesh Sippy Saab used to make great films and he made Sholay which became the blockbuster and was praised by world’s renowned film maker, Bharat Ratna and Oscar winner Late Satyajit Ray Saab who liked this film the most.”
He further added, “During those times, I was continuously shooting for films which had two hero’s and, somehow, we can called it a human error or my dates were an issue due to which I couldn’t sign the film Sholay. I’m sad but happy at the same time as due to Sholay, National Icon Amitabh Bachchan who is my dear friend got such a big break.”
Shatrughan Sinha elaborated, “Certain rejections of films occur due to dates issues. Even Amitabh Bachchan wanted to do ‘Kali Charan’ but he couldn’t do it for a reason. It’s generic in nature, even Rajesh Khanna, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Sunny Deol must have rejected the films for several reasons. Its habitual nature wise.”