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When Rajesh Khanna got upset with Amitabh Bachchan on the set of ‘Anand’, later Govinda also started living restless, interesting story

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When Rajesh Khanna got upset with Amitabh Bachchan on the set of 'Anand', later Govinda also started living restless, interesting story
Aditya Chaudhary

New Delhi. Amitabh Bachchan is the pride of Bollywood. He has been ruling the film industry for 54 years. Now even though Big B is 80 years old, his enthusiasm, passion and status is the same as it used to be 5 decades ago. Along with this, Amitabh is still punctual, he still likes to complete the work on time. This is such a quality of his that makes him very different from others. However, due to this quality of his many times he has also become the thorn in the eyes of his co-stars. There has also been a phase in his life when Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna compared him to ‘Clerk’. After this, that time also came in his life when many superstars were also afraid of this quality of his. Let us know about this in details…

You must remember Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Anand’ which came in the year 1971. Amitabh Bachchan was seen with Rajesh Khanna in this film. This film proved to be a super hit. In his struggling period, while Amitabh was on cloud nine after getting the support of Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh Khanna did not like Big B’s time restrictions.

Used to wait for Rajesh Khanna
Amitabh always reaches on time on the sets of films from the beginning. Other stars cast were infamous for not coming on time. Rajesh Khanna was one of them. According to media reports, Rajesh Khanna was known for coming late on the sets of films. Mentioning an incident in Virendra Kapoor’s book ‘Excellence: The Amitabh Bachchan Way’, it has been written that Amitabh Bachchan had to wait for Rajesh Khanna several times on the set of ‘Anand’. Although he never complained about this to anyone, on the contrary, Rajesh Khanna had a complaint with him about how he comes so early.

This is the real reason for the destruction of Govinda, hit career destroyed by this mistake, know the reality

Clerks are punctual – Rajesh Khanna
At one place in the book ‘Excellence: The Amitabh Bachchan Way’, it has been told in an interview that Rajesh Khanna took the quality of discipline in a very wrong way because Rajesh Khanna was a big star at that time. When Amitabh Bachchan stepped into the English film industry, Rajesh Khanna had achieved superstar status in Bollywood.

That was the best phase of Rajesh Khanna. He was enjoying stardom and lived in the limelight. According to the book, Rajesh Khanna got so angry when he compared himself with Amitabh in an interview during that time that he called Big B a ‘clerk’. It has been written in the book, “In that interview, Rajesh Khanna had angrily said on comparison with Amitabh, “Clerks are punctual. I am not a clerk but an artist. My mind is not a slave of anyone. I am the master of my will.

That’s why Govinda was scared
Amitabh Bachchan has been famous for coming on time in Bollywood. In the year 1998, in ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’, director David Dhawan approached Govinda along with Amitabh. It is said that when Govinda got a clue that he would share the screen with Amitabh in the film, he was very happy at first, but later got scared. It is said that Govinda also often used to come late on the set, so he was quite nervous. Although Govinda was also new in those days while Amitabh Bachchan had become a superstar.

Tags: Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood films, Entertainment news., Entertainment Special, Govinda, Rajesh Khanna

FIRST PUBLISHED : January 25, 2023, 19:24 IST