New Delhi. Shatrughan Sinha has been the superstar of his time. However, he has done side roles for a long time in his career. He got real recognition from the 1979 film ‘Kalicharan’. He was seen as a lead actor for the first time in this film. The film was directed by Subhash Ghai. However, you may be surprised to know that before becoming the lead actor in this film, Shatrughan Sinha turned down several offers and became infamous in the eyes of many directors. One of those films was the Amitabh Bachchan-Vinod Khanna blockbuster ‘Parvarish’.
Let us tell you that the film ‘Parwarish’ was released in the year 1977. Created by Manmohan Desai. In this film, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna were seen in the role of two brothers. From the songs to the story of this film, it was very good. About this blockbuster film, Shatrughan Sinha once claimed that Manmohan Desai first offered him the role of Vinod Khanna. However, he refused to do this film.
If an IMBD report is to be believed, Shatrughan Sinha claimed about the film ‘Parwarish’ that he was offered the role of Vinod after Rajesh Khanna left the film. But he was going through a period of change and didn’t want to do multi-starrer films. He wanted to prove himself as a solo hero. So, he refused to film this blockbuster with two heroes as he wanted to shed his pre-1975 supporting actor image.
First published: September 13, 2023, 06:30 IST