This Article is From Dec 01, 2014

This Was Amitabh Bachchan's Life, 40 Years Ago

This Was Amitabh Bachchan's Life, 40 Years Ago

Big B would shoot Deewar all night in Mumbai and then take an early morning flight to the sets of Sholay

Highlights

  • Forty years ago, 30-year-old Amitabh Bachchan was in the process of making history, and it wasn't easy. He was shooting both Sholay and Deewar, at the same time.
  • Big B would shoot Deewar all night in Mumbai and then take an early morning flight to the sets of Sholay, which was being filmed in a town called Ramanagara near Bangalore. Deewar director Yash Chopra and Sholay director Ramesh Sippy have credited Big B with always being on time to shoots, despite the grueling schedule.
  • This is Amitabh Bachchan's description of a typical day in his life then, in a tweet from early this morning:
  • T 1514 - All night shoot in B'bay for Deewar till 6am, catch flight to B'lore for Sholay shoot in day, back by evening for Deewar at night !
  • Big B's memory was jogged by this:
  • T 1514 - Back from all night shoot, at Ballard surroundings .. reminded of Deewar climax shoot ..! What times !!
  • Ballard Pier was where the final scene of Deewar - in which a dying Big B crashes his car into the steps of a temple - was filmed. The shoot was disrupted by rain so the cast and crew drove to Bazaar for a dinner of street food, paid for by Big B.
  • Fun fact - there were no dialogues written for the death scene, it was entirely ad-libbed.
  • Amitabh Bachchan's double duty didn't end when Sholay wrapped, some months before Deewar finished filming. He was then put to work on a second Yash Chopra film - Kabhi Kabhie.
  • What times, indeed.
New Delhi:

Forty years ago, 30-year-old Amitabh Bachchan was in the process of making history, and it wasn't easy. He was shooting both Sholay and Deewar, at the same time. (Also read: 12 fun facts about Deewar)

Big B would shoot Deewar all night in Mumbai and then take an early morning flight to the sets of Sholay, which was being filmed in a town called Ramanagara near Bangalore. Deewar director Yash Chopra and Sholay director Ramesh Sippy have credited Big B with always being on time to shoots, despite the grueling schedule. (Also Read: World Cup keeps Big B awake)

This is Amitabh Bachchan's description of a typical day in his life then, in a tweet from early this morning:
 



Big B's memory was jogged by this:
 



Ballard Pier was where the final scene of Deewar - in which a dying Big B crashes his car into the steps of a temple - was filmed. The shoot was disrupted by rain so the cast and crew drove to Bazaar for a dinner of street food, paid for by Big B.

Fun fact - there were no dialogues written for the death scene, it was entirely ad-libbed.

Amitabh Bachchan's double duty didn't end when Sholay wrapped, some months before Deewar finished filming. He was then put to work on a second Yash Chopra film - Kabhi Kabhie. (Also Read: Things you didn't know about Sholay)

What times, indeed.