After the film ‘Zanjeer’, Amitabh Bachchan and Prakash Mehra The pair acted in seven films one after the other, out of which six were hits and one was a flop. Besides ‘Zanjeer’, the list of hits with director Mehra and actor Bachchan includes ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Laawaris’, ‘Namak Halal’, ‘Shaabi’ and ‘Hera Pheri’. The last time the pair of both were seen in the film ‘Jadugar’ which did not work.
Prakash Mehra started his career in 1950 as a Production Controller. He played the director’s role for the first time in 1968 in the film ‘Haseena Maan Jayegi’. Shashi Kapoor was the actor in this film. After this he also got the director’s job in 1971’s ‘Mela’. Then he made the film ‘Zanjeer’ in 1973.
Prakash Mehra was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 by the Indian Motion Picture Directors Association for his contribution to the film industry as a director. Two years later, in 2008, the same organization honored him with the same award for his contribution as a film producer.