Salim Khan spoke on the relationship with Amitabh Bachchan and said- he did not maintain the relationship
Salim Khan recently appeared on his son Arbaaz Khan's show and shared stories about the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. Salim Khan, along with Javed Akhtar, is credited with creating the iconic "Angry Young Man" character in Hindi cinema, which was first introduced in the film Zanjeer (1973). This film was a turning point in Amitabh Bachchan's career and solidified his status as one of the biggest stars of that era.
According to Salim Khan, Amitabh's role in Zanjeer was a matter of luck. The script had initially been offered to several other actors, including Dharmendra, Dev Anand, and Dilip Kumar, but none of them agreed to do the film. Finally, Amitabh was selected for the role. Salim Khan also shared that there were difficulties in finding a heroine for the film and that he had to convince Jaya Bhaduri to take on the role.
Salim Khan had a lot of faith in Amitabh's acting skills and professionalism and constantly promoted his name. However, after the separation of Salim-Javed, Amitabh did not maintain a close relationship with them. Salim Khan commented that it was the responsibility of a big star like Amitabh to maintain relationships with those who have supported him in the past.
Salim Amitabh's pair was made in this film
Despite the lack of a close personal relationship, Amitabh and Salim worked together again in the film Toofan in 1989. Salim Khan acknowledged that Amitabh was professional and a good actor, but emphasized that their relationship was strictly professional and that Amitabh was not someone who allowed people to get too close to him.
In conclusion, Salim Khan's recent comments provide a glimpse into Amitabh Bachchan's acting career and the dynamics of his relationships with those in the film industry.