Veteran actors Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan had been a dynamic couple on display screen within the Nineteen Seventies, however they’d their justifiable share of misunderstandings behind the scenes. In Shatrughan Sinha’s In the memoir Anything But Silent: Shatrughan Sinha’s Biography, the actor reveals that he truly “quitted and returned the signing amount” of a number of movies due to Bachchan.
Sinha shared with the writer of the ebook, Bharti S Pradhan, that the Sholay star and he weren’t on the perfect of phrases. “The downside was what I used to be getting for my efficiency. Amitabh I might see the response I used to be getting. That’s why he did not need me in a few of his movies.”
He recalled that in Kaala Patthar, which was one of many necessary movies of his profession at the moment, there was a number of stress between them. “On the units of Kala Patthar, I’d not be given the chair subsequent to Amitabh, nor would his umbrella be educated to cowl any of us. We had been going from that place to the identical resort, however he acquired in his automobile and by no means stated, ‘Let’s go collectively.’ I discovered all this very unusual and questioned why this was taking place as I by no means had any grudge in opposition to them.”
He additionally spoke a few battle scene that modified dramatically. While Sinha was earlier informed that it could be the same battle between the 2 Dostana stars, the scene was modified throughout filming. Shatrughan stated that till Shashi Kapoor’s character alienated him, Amitabh was “taking the hell out of him”. The Kalicharan star put his foot down and it halted the shoot for 3-4 hours, which made Bachchan much more upset.
“People say Amitabh and I made a dynamic pair on screen but if he didn’t want to work with me if he thought Shatrughan Sinha in Naseeb, Shaan, Dostana or Kaala Patthar bhari pad gaya (Sinha working against him) didn’t affect me. There were so many films that I left out and returned the signing amount. There was a film called Patthar Ke Log – Prakash Mehra’s one – written by Salim-Javed…so many films that I left without looking back because of Amitabh Bachchan,” he stated.
Talking about his rift, Sinha additionally shared that, “People say Zeenat Aman or Rekha also contributed a little to the rift.” He additional added, “During Kaala Patthar, a heroine who was identified to be very pleasant with him used to return to fulfill him. She used to return throughout Dostana too however not even as soon as he would convey her out and neither of us would. Didn’t even introduce her to her. Everyone in showbiz knew who was coming to fulfill whom. Media would instantly know whether or not Reena is in my make-up room or not. Such issues can by no means be hidden in our world .
But over time, Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan appeared to be current on the launch of Sinha’s biography in 2016.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS