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Actor Dharmendra has undoubtedly several popular and successful Amitabh Bachchan who gained huge admiration in the early s as. Amitabh Bachchan has never given due credit to the actors who have worked with him, says Rishi Kapoor. In fact, the lead duo of Jai and Veeru, played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, is often considered as the benchmark in Indian cinema.
This kicked off his journey in multiple romantic black and white projects in the early s.
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It was during this time that he did Phool Aur Patthar and gained huge stardom. By the late 60s, Dharmendra started getting more films and eventually turned into a busy celebrity.
While he was cast with Meena Kumari in films, Hrishikesh Mukherjee roped him in Anupama to exhibit his sensitive side.
Happy with the reactions that he received, Dharmendra was next seen in Satyakam By the commencement of 70s, Rajesh Khanna had also arrived.
Agreed, Dharmendra proved his acting prowess with the kind of projects he did in his career. But going by the films he has been seen in the recent past, he could never re-invent himself like his Sholay co-star Amitabh Bachchan.Amitabh Bachchan Asked Dharmendra To Help Him Get 'Sholay' - Bollywood News
But his life was never as easy as one would imagine. He faced health issues in accident on the sets of Coolie. Inhe suffered financial crisis.
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But he used it as a catalyst to emerge a hero. Amitabh Bachchan, even at the age of 74, is one of the most prominent names in Bollywood. The megastar, who entered the showbiz at the age of 27 with an image of an angry young man, intimidated even the biggest superstars in late 60s.
The tall, handsome son of renowned poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan soon became a name to reckon with and in the subsequent years the patriarch of Bollywood. Big B started his career in with Saat Hindustani and went on to become the most influential actors in the history of Indian Cinema.
Even after a successful career spanning over 4 decades, the actor continues to stun the audience with formidable performances year after year.
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While most of the actors either retire or settle for supporting roles at the age of 74, Big B is rediscovering himself with fresh roles and innovative scripts every year. The charisma and class apart act of the actor is commendable. Not only are his choices giving a new model of acting to younger actors, but are also paving way for more quality-driven cinema. While actors at his age have settled to play fathers and grandfathers on screen, he is bending the rule book and carving his own definition of timeless acting.
Debraj Sahai, an alcoholic teacher for a blind, deaf and mute girl suffering from Alzheimer's, can easily be regarded as the best character portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan. On Dilip Kumar being his role model I was mesmerised watching him on the big screen. I used to see a glimpse of myself on all filmi posters. I don't know when I was bitten by the filmi bug, but somewhere Dilip saab was behind this fascination to join Bollywood. He was my inspiration. It was that era's Sholay. On his favoruite genre I have worked in almost all genres.
Be it romance or action. But my favourite genre has to be comedy.
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Getting the right comic timing gives you a different high. On never winning an award He has more than films to his credit, but Dharmendra never won a Best Actor award. It was only a few years ago that he got a Lifetime Achievement award, and it was presented to him by none other than Dilip Kumar.
I have been such a big fan of him, and it was the happiest moment for me. Not because I was receiving the award, but because I got to meet him. I have never been interested in awards. The love of my audience is my ultimate award," said Dharmendra.