Amjad Khan signed Sholay on the same day he had no money to pay the hospital bill after his son was born – The Indian Express
The late actor’s financial struggles at the time of the birth of his son were recalled as part of the celebration of Amjad Khan’s birthday.
A classic villain of Hindi cinema, Amjad Khan played Sholay in the movie.
The actor-producer went through a difficult patch in his life just before signing the Ramesh Sippy film before reaching new heights in his career thanks to Sholay.
He didn’t have the money to pay for Shadaab’s hospital bill after his birth, according to Shadaab Khan in an interview with The Times of India.
Due to financial difficulties, his father could not attend the hospital.
Amjad was first noticed with Sholay, but he had also worked in other films, including Hindustan Ki Kasam, directed by Chetan Anand.
Amjad was unable to collect the funds to pay the hospital’s bill of Rs 400.
Shadaab confirmed that Sholay, the film that changed his life, was signed on this day.
“Salim had heard of Amjad’s skills as an actor, and physically, he seemed right for the role,” Anupama Chopra writes in Sholay, The Making of a Classic.
He told Amjad that he couldn’t promise anything, but he had a role in a big movie.
In this film, there isn’t a role like this. If you get this role, it will be the finest ever. Amjad seemed to fit the role, but he was unknown.
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