Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is the name that gave Bollywood a different identity. People are still crazy about his acting and his voice. He got a different identity from the movie Zanjeer, but there was a time when he couldn’t give successful movies. Before the movie ‘Zanjeer’, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was struggling in his career, but this movie changed Amitabh Bachchan’s destiny.
This movie, which came in the year 1973, elevated him as a star and made him the Angry Young Man. At that time, Bachchan had become the ruling name in Bollywood, but let us tell you that Amitabh Bachchan was not the first choice for this movie.
Dharmendra was the first choice for the movie Zanjeer: Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra worked together in many blockbuster movies. But today we are going to tell you how Amitabh Bachchan got this role instead of Dharmendra in the movie Zanjeer. According to the Times of India report, director Prakash Mehra’s son Puneet had said that Dharmendra was selected for this film. His earlier Samadhi (1972) with Prakash Mehra was successful. After this, Dharmendra told the story of this movie to the director and she also liked the story very much.
The script was bought for three thousand five hundred: Dharmendra was also in the lead role in the movie Zanjeer. But the actor was busy with another job for a year and Prakash Mehra couldn’t wait. He bought Dharmendra’s movie script for 3,500 rupees.
Amitabh was cast while watching the film: After this, Raj Kumar was first approached by Prakash Mehra for the film. Who wanted to shoot the movie in Hyderabad and Dev Anand wanted songs. Then, at Pran’s urging, Prakash Mehra went from Bombay to Goa. Puneet said that his father screamed when seeing Amitabh in the movie “A thousand gaya (I found it)!”
However, this decision of Prakash Mehra was condemned by many people. People felt that Amitabh didn’t pack any punches, so it wasn’t right to sign him for Zanjeer. Who was suspected of throwing someone unsuccessfully. Many even called him “adult”. But, Amitabh proved that Zanjeer was made for him.