- Taking off my shirt helped the movie and my career too: Dharmendra
- Phool Aur Patthar was the highest earning film of 1966
- The film ran successfully in theatres for 50 weeks
Actor Dharmendra celebrated 54 years of his superhit film Phool Aur Patthar by sharing a video clip from the film, which also featured Meena Kumari in the lead role. In the video, a clipping of Dharmendra's old interview revealed the BTS story of the iconic scene, in which Dharmendra takes off his shirt for an old woman, who is sleeping under a tree and shivering because of cold. The scene was the first of his many chivalrous scenes because of which he was labelled as the "He-Man of the Indian film Industry." Dharmendra said in the video, "I told my director (OP Ralhan) that if I take off my shirt and leave it on her it will leave a good impact and people will think that he is a good-hearted person. So, taking off my shirt helped the movie and my career too."
Dharmendra captioned the post: "Lovely old memories... With love to you all... Friends Love you all for your loving response to my earlier posts... take care."
Take a look at Dharmendra's post:
Lovely old memories .....With love to you all . ... Friends Love you all for your loving response to my earlier posts......take care pic.twitter.com/BJ5r7PRbkR— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) August 18, 2020
Phool Aur Patthar was the highest earning film of 1966 and it ran successfully in theatres for 50 weeks. Dharmendra catapulted to stardom after his critically-acclaimed performance in Phool Aur Patthar and the film also made Dharmendra and Meena Kumari one of most adored onscreen couples - they later co-starred in films such as Chandan Ka Palna, Majhli Didi and Baharon Ki Manzil.
Dharmendra was last seen in Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se co-starring his sons Sunny and Bobby Deol.