In Friday’s episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13, Hema Malini and Ramesh Sippy will be seen on the hot seat. trio – Amitabh Bachchan, Hema and Ramesh will re-watch their film Sholay and share memories from the sets.
When Amitabh asked Ramesh, “How did you think of Jai Veeru?” (How did you think of Jai and Veeru’s characters?) The filmmaker replied, “Aanand you did a wonderful job. You did a light role in Bombay to Goa (You did a wonderful job in Anand. In Bombay to Goa, you did a light role). So, (I thought) this seems like an actor who can do anything.” An excited Bachchan asks Sippy with a radiant smile, “Mere about aapko aisa lagga (You felt that way about me)?” To which the filmmaker gave a positive response.
During the episode, Amitabh also shared interesting anecdotes from the shooting of Sholay. In the promo, he said, “It took three years to shoot that one scene where I am playing the mouth organ and Jaya (Bachchan) is lighting the lamp.”
DharmendraThose who played the role of Veeru in the film also joined the team via video call. He shared how once he walked 28 miles to reach the shoot location. Amitabh can later be heard telling Dharmendra, “Bohot maarenge jo hum taate hai (You will beat me after I say this).”
Last year, Amitabh had shared an old picture from the premiere of Sholay. In this, he is seen with his wife and co-star Jaya Bachchan as well as his parents, Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Sharing the photo, Amitabh wrote, “At the premiere of Sholay…15 August 1975, at Minerva. Maa, babuji, Jaya and a bow tied me. Kitna beautiful looking Jaya it was a 35mm print at the premiere. .. The 70mm stereo sound print was stuck in customs for the first time in India, but after the premiere ended by midnight, we got the news that the 70mm print was out of customs. We asked Ramesh ji (the director of the film). Ramesh Sippy) to bring it to Minerva. This came, the first Indian film on 70mm stereo and I sat on the balcony floor with Vinod Khanna and ended by 3 in the morning watching this amazing result.”