Entertainment Desk, New Delhi. 50 Years of Namak Haraam: There are many stories in the cinematic world, whose actual impact has been opposite to the stories shown on screen. You must have heard or read things related to many films and stars. But today’sHit movies, superhit storiesIn this article, we will tell you about the famous story of the film ‘Namak Haram’, which was released 50 years ago, which remained in the pages of history forever with the release of the film.
‘Namak Haram’ is the last film of Rajesh Khanna-Amitabh Bachchan.
The 70s were the era when Rajesh Khanna had a strong influence in the film industry. Directors were desperate to cast him in their films. This was the time for Amitabh Bachchan, when even after entering the industry, he did not get the desired success. However, after ‘Namak Haraam’, the fortunes of both the stars changed and it became their last film with each other.
Distributors were reluctant to buy the film
At the time of shooting of ‘Namak Haram’, released on November 23, 1976, Rajesh Khanna was a big superstar and Amitabh Bachchan was a struggling actor. Before this, his film ‘Zanjeer’ was released, which definitely took Amitabh’s career forward.
When Hrishikesh MukherjeeTreacherousWhen he decided to make it, Rajesh Khanna did not have dates and Amitabh Bachchan had only time. In such a situation, the director had shot many scenes of Amitabh Bachchan. But when some clips of the film were shown to the distributors, they became hesitant in purchasing the film after seeing more scenes of Amitabh Bachchan than Rajesh Khanna.
Amitabh Bachchan was ridiculed
It is said that he made fun of Amitabh Bachchan’s looks. Even his long hair was ridiculed. But after the release of the film, this style statement of Big B became quite popular.
Relations with Rajesh Khanna had deteriorated
‘Namak Haraam’ got good response at the box office. Both the actors had given their lives to the film. But by the time the last part of the shooting was done, some distance had definitely come between them. Actually, in the climax of the film it is shown that Rajesh Khanna’s character dies. However, this was not the real climax. Hrishikesh Mukherjee had kept the climax of the film different, in which Amitabh Bachchan’s character dies. But Rajesh Khanna did not like this.
The climax scene was changed on the insistence of Rajesh Khanna.
Rajesh Khanna had the experience that the audience pays more attention to the character who dies in the climax. However, the climax was changed on his insistence. Amitabh Bachchan had expressed his displeasure on this. But the scene in which the character dies in the climax ultimately went to Rajesh Khanna.
When the film was released, Amitabh’s character was much liked. Big B’s character overshadowed Rajesh Khanna’s role. It is said that he did not like Amitabh Bachchan’s rise to stardom compared to him and he vowed to never work with Amitabh Bachchan again.
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