Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], May 12 (ANI): The classic Bollywood film ‘Shahenshah’ Amitabh Bachchan, Don, ended 44 on Thursday. The 79-year-old superstar’s intense performance in Don is among his most iconic.
During his more than fifty-year acting career, Amitabh Bachchan delivered memorable films, famous roles and dialogues that have become part of folklore. His blockbusters Zanjeer, Namak Haraam, Deewar, Chupke Chupke, Sholay, Coolie, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Lakshya, Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Bhootnath. Amitabh’s films show his versatility as an actor and Don became famous not only for his acting but also for his songs.
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Chandra Barot’s crime thriller starred Amitabh Bachhan in dual roles opposite Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar and Helen. The film revolves around a lawbreaker, his breakup with the police, and how his doppelganger took his place to help the police uncover the whole gang. The story was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
Don (1978) was one of the highest-grossing films of its time and still reigns supreme in the hearts of fans today. Take a tour through these interesting facts about this Bacchan classic.
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1. ‘Khaike Pan Banaraswala’ was not written for Don
“Khaike Pan Banaraswala”, the well-known tune from the film that still makes the crowd swoon to this day, was not the film’s tune at the start. The disclosure was made by Amitabh Bachchan in his blog. He said the melody was a bit retrospective and was not composed for Don. Anyway, it was Manoj Kumar who suggested adding the melody in the final part after a severe cut.
2. Amitabh was inspired by his son’s footsteps in the song
Amitabh was first inspired by the footsteps of his son Abhishek. He talked about his creative innovation.
“There’s a dance move in the melody…it’s a duplicate of Abhishek. As a little guy, anytime he heard music, he would move and do this to avoid it. J ‘ve reproduced that from him for the melody.”
3. To get the right scene in the song, Amitabh ate 40 pans
Amitabh is extremely professional and does his best to do any role justice. Big B had to chew 40 pans to get the scene right. The ‘chuna’ used in the casserole hurt Big B’s tongue to the point that he couldn’t speak at all the next day.
4. Pran paid more than Amitabh
Pran aka “Jasjit” in the movie was paid more than Amitabh Bachchan. Although Amitabh Bachchan played the lead role in Don, it was stated that Pran was paid more than him.
5. Farida Jalal was to be part of the film
Farida Jalal had shot a small scene in Don but it was not included in the film due to its length. (ANI)
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