When Danny Denzongpa refused, Salim-Javed had thought of casting Prem Nath as Gabbar, but many in the Sholay team were intimidated by the veteran actor’s temperament.
The only Sholay scene that didn’t follow the script is the one in which Veeru asks Jai to talk to Mausi about Veeru and Basanti’s marriage. This was because Dharmendra improvised and no one dared stop him. Rest of Sholay toed Salim-Javed’s script.
That film, that we have watched uncountable times, has been re-released in 3D. That I want to watch Sholay in a theatre has nothing to do with it being in 3D, but I want to experience what I (and possibly many of you) haven’t – Sholay on the big screen. From a videotape in the [Read more]
It has happened to the best of quizzards and I was far from being anywhere close to the best. The year was 2000 and the place – a packed auditorium in the south Assam town of Silchar hosting one of North East India’s most prestigious quiz fests – The North Eastern Regional Inter-College Invitation Quiz [Read more]
The title of this post is precisely what this image reminded me of, even though @SrBachchan isn’t as blessed with copious amounts of body hair as Anil Kapoor. Yet another Sholay phatichar joke: If Anil Kapoor played Thakur in Sholay, then Gabbar would’ve yelled, “Yeh baal humko de de Thakur, yeh baal humko de de!” [Read more]
Also see: Sholay 3D: The unofficial Google doodle Every other film, nowadays, that goes on to become a hit claims to be the greatest hit ever in Indian cinema. The fact is, Sholay is and will remain for quite some time to come, the biggest Bollywood movie ever made. Sholay released on August 15, 1975 [Read more]