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Zanjeer  (1973 - Hindi)

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  • Dipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 18 Aug 2009

    Amitabh and Pran had a scene together in the police station where Amitabh had to kick a chair away from Pran, in a show of anger. Amitabh just could not demonstrate the necessary anger. He was close to Pran's song and called Pran uncle. In his biography Pran writes, "I knew what was happening inside him. So I told him "Don't think of me as your uncle. Think of me as the villain here. Forget the uncle and kick the chair" only then could he do the scene well enough. He was so respectful".

  • Dipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 18 Aug 2009

    The making of the film "Zanjeer" was beset eith problems. Pran who played the Pathan was reluctant to sing or dance . On the very first day he threatened to walk out of the floor. Mehhra had to rush to pran's house to plead with him, saying without him the film would not work as Amitabh as a hero was not a bankable box office proposition. Finally song was shot and Pran gave one one of the best performances of his career. "Yari Hai Iman Mera Yaar meri Zindagi" lipped by Pran made a history.

  • Dipen Guha
    Dipen Guhawrote on 18 Aug 2009

    Amitabh was the fifth choice after Dev Anand, Raj Kumar, Dharmendra and Rajesh Khanna. Dev wanted the actor to be allowed to sing a couple of songs; and asked Prakash to direct under Navketan. Dharmendra could not fit into schedule. Rajesh feared the role might tell upon his romantic image. It was Pran who suggested Mehra to see "Bombay to Goa", and in particular the young hero. The film had a fight scene and the moment Prakash saw the fight scene, he screamed "Mil Gaya".

  • mithun shetty
    mithun shettywrote on 09 Aug 2009

    Raajkumar was also approached for the heros part but he rejected it because he did not like the directors face

  • Rajarshi Majumdar
    Rajarshi Majumdarwrote on 22 Jan 2009

    Dev Anand was the first choice of Prakash Mehra for this film, but the actor refused & Amitabh Bachchan was offered the film.

  • Divya Solgama
    Divya Solgamawrote on 29 Sep 2008

    Amitabh Bachchan's first film Saat Hindustani came in 1969 and till 1972 his all films flopped. The only commercial success he got was for "Bombay to Goa". It was after this movie he got noticed and was signed by Prakash Mehra for Zanjeer.

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