Salim-Javed earned a lot of money, ‘Eclipse’ became a superstar amidst friendship, the pair disintegrated in one stroke

Salim-Javed earned a lot of money, 'Eclipse' became a superstar amidst friendship, the pair disintegrated in one stroke
Aditya Chaudhary

New Delhi. Screen writer Javed Akhtar in one of his recent interviews recalled his journey of becoming a writer. During this, Javed Akhtar admitted that he was motivated a lot by Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan to become a screenwriter. Please tell that till the 70s and 80s, the pair of Javed-Salim was quite famous. It is said that when this pair came together in a film, the theater hall used to echo with applause. Alam was that the audience could not forget the dialogues and story of that film for a long time. This pair gave about 22 films to the cinema as writers.

The audience was shocked when it came to know that the pair had parted ways. It was a big challenge for people to believe in those days but with time everything really changed. A lot of pairings were made but a pair like Javed-Salim was never seen again in Bollywood. It was being claimed in the media reports that the biggest reason behind the breakup of this pair was Bollywood’s Big B i.e. Amitabh Bachchan. Salim-Javed’s pair was broken because of Amitabh Bachchan.

Big B worked in these films of Salim-Javed
You will not believe knowing that the Salim-Javed duo wrote films for many heroes, but Amitabh Bachchan did most of the work in the films written by them. It is said that when Salim-Javed used to write a film and Amitabh Bachchan used to work in that film, that film used to earn a lot at the box office. It includes hit films like ‘Sholay’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Don’ ‘Trishul’, ‘Imaan Dharam’, ‘Kala Patthar’, ‘Dostana’, ‘Shaan’, ‘Shakti’ and ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’. Are included. It is also said that Amitabh was made because of Bollywood superstars Salim-Javed. From the film ‘Zanjeer’ written by him, Amitabh was engulfed in the style of ‘Angry Youngman’ overnight. This film was released in the year 1973. The film was made by director Prakash Mehra.

Know what was the reason behind the breakup of the couple
A lot has been written about the pair of Salim-Javed in the Marathi book ‘Yahi Rang Yehi Roop’ by famous journalist Anita Padhye. In this book, there is mention of their friendship from being formed to breaking up. In this book, it has been told how the pair of Bollywood’s first and last star states writer broke up. In this book, the author has told Amitabh Bachchan the main reason for the breakup of the couple.

‘Mr. Rejecting ‘India’ is heavy on friendship
Anita Padhye has told in her book that when this star writer pair ‘Mr. When Amitabh Bachchan was approached for ‘India’, then Big B did not find the story of the film special. He categorically refused to do this film. Behind the refusal, Amitabh Bachchan found the hero’s ‘disappearance’ and ‘just heard the voice’ very strange. According to reports, the audience flocks to watch him on the big screen, so why would anyone want to hear only his voice.

‘Success’ became a wall, Salim-Javed pair broke, now after years Javed Akhtar remembered his friend and said- ‘We are unsuccessful people…’

Javed’s decision was childish to Salim
While Salim-Javed were shocked after Amitabh Bachchan’s refusal, both were very sad because both felt that Amitabh’s voice was the best for this film. According to the book, after Amitabh’s refusal, Javed Akhtar decided never to work with Amitabh again, while Salim found Javed’s decision quite childish. Along with this, he could not get ready from the heart for this talk of Javed. However, after a few days, Javed reached Amitabh’s Holi party and told him that Salim Khan never wanted to work with him.

When Salim came to know these things, he felt very sad. Due to this misunderstanding of Javed-Salim, for the first time cracks came in the pair, which could never be filled. Tell that when in the year 1987, Mr. When India film was released, it impressed the audience. Although in this film, instead of Amitabh, Anil Kapoor won the hearts of the audience by acting brilliantly.

Tags: Amitabh Bachchan

FIRST PUBLISHED : January 24, 2023, 13:51 IST