When Amitabh Bachchan opened the secret of Jai-Viru pair, Jaya Bachchan wanted to become a basanti in Sholay

'Sholay' Amitabh-Dharmendra played the role of Jai-Veeru.  Photo courtesy- Video Grab / Shemaroo Filmi Gaane

‘Sholay’ Amitabh-Dharmendra played the role of Jai-Veeru. Photo courtesy- Video Grab / Shemaroo Filmi Gaane

Dharmendra (Dharmendra) recently tweeted while sharing the video, in which Amitabh Bachchan is revealing the biggest secret of the Jai-Viru pair.

Mumbai. One will rarely forget ‘Sholay’, which is included in the evergreen films of Hindi cinema. People still remember stories and stories of the film. Dialogues ranging from Jai Viru to Gabbar and Surma Bhopali are still remembered by Aaj Tak. Each and every character of the film has left an indelible mark in the hearts of the people with his acting. While ‘Veeru’ was made in Dharmendra in Sholay, Jai was played by Amitabh Bachchan. During an award show, Big B had revealed the secret that he got Jai’s character because of Dharmendra.

Amitabh Bachchan is today called the Bollywood superhero. Dharmendra (Dharmendra) recently tweeted while sharing the video, in which Big B is opening the biggest secret of the Jai-Viru pair. The video is of IIFA, in which Amitabh Bachchan reveals about his film ‘Sholay’ on stage, saying that he got Jai’s role in Sholay on the recommendation of Dharmendra.

In the video, Amitabh says, ‘The specialty of Dharam ji is a very important and touching person, that he is the best friend and the most interesting person you can ever meet. I would like to open a deep secret and Dharam ji. If Dharamji had not been there, I would never have been able to work with him in Sholay. He recommended my name for Sholay. Because of his insistence, Ramesh Sippy took me to that film. I will always be grateful to him for this’.

There is also a clip in this video of Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan. Quip is in the year 2007, in which Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini joined as guests. In this, Jaya says that he should have played the role of Basanti, because he would have got a chance to work with Dharmendra. Jaya is heard saying in the video that he looks like a Greek god.

Let me tell you that Sholay, released in 1975, was directed by Ramesh Sippy. Every scene of this film, which came 46 years ago, is still fresh in people’s minds. In the film, Sanjeev Kumar played the character of Thakur, while Jaya Bachchan was in the role of his widow daughter-in-law. Amjad Khan played Gabbar Singh in the film.



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