Big B got best written roles; Shashi, Dharmendra, I got sidelined: Rishi Kapoor
Farewell Shashi uncle: Karisma Kapoor, Neetu, Dharmendra's Earlier on Monday, Amitabh Bachchan penned a heartfelt blog for the late. In fact, the lead duo of Jai and Veeru, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, is often considered as the benchmark in Indian cinema. At Agenda Aaj Tak , Dharmendra spilled the beans on his journey in his inspiration Dilip Kumar and his equation with Amitabh Bachchan.
Even after a successful career spanning over 4 decades, the actor continues to stun the audience with formidable performances year after year.
I recommended Amitabh for Sholay but he acknowledges that only now: Dharmendra at Agenda Aaj Tak
While most of the actors either retire or settle for supporting roles at the age of 74, Big B is rediscovering himself with fresh roles and innovative scripts every year.
The charisma and class apart act of the actor is commendable. Not only are his choices giving a new model of acting to younger actors, but are also paving way for more quality-driven cinema. While actors at his age have settled to play fathers and grandfathers on screen, he is bending the rule book and carving his own definition of timeless acting. Debraj Sahai, an alcoholic teacher for a blind, deaf and mute girl suffering from Alzheimer's, can easily be regarded as the best character portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black laid the foundation for choosing challenging roles for the actor.
I recommended Amitabh for Sholay but he acknowledges that only now: Dharmendra - Movies News
The brilliance with which he played the character made Debraj Sahni one of the most memorable characters in Big B's career. He also won much-deserved National Award for the film, second in his career.
Who would've thought that a year-old seasoned actor could pull off child-like innocence of a 12 year so effortlessly? He was the star of the film and nailed the emotions of a lively year-old boy winning accords from the audience as well as critics.
Another refreshing performance by Big B where he played a possessive, progressive father of a young, responsible woman. He played a father in a dysfunctional family with utmost reality.
The slice of life family drama suited the larger than life image of Big B perfectly. Choosing a small budget film like Piku, with an unconventional storyline, proved that the actor was never afraid of taking any risks. The film also got him his fourth National Award for Best Actor.
The grieving grandfather seeking justice for his eight-year-old grandchild brought a different shade of Amitabh on screen. The never-give-up attitude and fighting spirit matched the real life persona of the actor. While the industry expects actors of his age to take up family drama and maybe a comedy at most, he opted for a thriller and aced it.
This year's one of the most talked about film, Pink, discussed patriarchy and woman empowerment in a very realistic, hard hitting way. While the film revolved around three girls getting prosecuted by the society, Big B as their lawyer, shed light on society's hypocrisy and slut shaming. Who better than the patriarch of Bollywood to give a message about woman empowerment?
I have been such a big fan of him, and it was the happiest moment for me. Not because I was receiving the award, but because I got to meet him.
Farewell Shashi uncle: Karisma Kapoor, Neetu, Dharmendra’s emotional goodbye to Shashi Kapoor
I have never been interested in awards. The love of my audience is my ultimate award," said Dharmendra. On recommending Amitabh Bachchan for Sholay They went on to become the most popular jodi on screen, with their characters Jay and Veeru in Sholay. But not many know that Dharmendra had recommended Big B for the super-hit film. If he is saying that from where he is now, from such a dizzying height, people will talk about his greatness.
He never said earlier that I had recommended him. So now when he says it, people will say he is great, not I," said the veteran actor. On his favourite directors Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee were two of the best directors of our times.
Both of them have given Bollywood some of the best films.
- "Kuch pal yadgar ho jaate hain... Humesha ke liye..."
- Amitabh Bachchan, his son Sunny Deol and others extended warm wishes on Dharmendra's 80th birthday.
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To be a great director, you need to be a great director, and Hrishi da was one of them. On his magical pairing with Hema Malini We did many hit films together. People started to like our pairing.Dharmendra Praises Amitabh Bachchan
There was a connect.