The film starring big stars, became a show-piece and only 1 actress remained, the blockbuster was made by earning 10 times the cost.
New Delhi. The year 1978 was quite lucky for Amitabh Bachchan. That year, 3 films of the megastar were released, which made huge profits at the box office. Among these films, there was one film which was adorned with veteran stars. Along with Amitabh, the film featured veteran actors like Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi Gulzar and Hema Malini. There was another actress in this film, whose first film was this. But she remained just a showpiece in the film. Who was this actress and why did she remain a showpiece? Let us tell you…
This was the period when Amitabh Bachchan’s star was shining brightly. Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi Gulzar and Hema Malini also remained the first choice of the makers. Yash Chopra cast these stars and made a film named ‘Trishul’. This film earned 10 times its cost. But a 16 year old actress, whose first film was hers, was scared during this film.
Made debut in films at the age of 16Poonam Dhillon was this actress who debuted in 1978 at the age of 16. Poonam played the role of Sanjeev Kumar’s teenage daughter in the film. He recently shared his experience during the shooting of this film, which was released 48 years ago. He told that his first scene on the first day on the set was with Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh treated me like a prop…In a conversation with Radio Nasha, the actress told that my first scene was in which I meet with an accident and Amitabh Bachchan carries me in his lap. She said that no one on the set made me feel that this is my first day and I am shooting with such big stars. Amitabh was shooting with me in his lap and he was treating me like a prop.
This was Poonam’s debut film. Photo courtesy-@poonamdhillon/twitter
Only the director said – all the bestFurther recalling the shooting story of Trishul, Poonam told that when the scene was over, Amitabh put me down and everyone left to shoot the next scene. Only director sahib i.e. Yash Chopra realized that this was the first shot of my career. He came to me and said to me- ‘All the best, kudiya…’
When the woman asked Poonam a questionHe shared another anecdote related to the film and told that the shooting of the film was being done in Delhi. A crowd of thousands had gathered on the set. A woman came to me from this crowd and asked me, ‘How did you feel being in the arms of Amitabh Bachchan?’ The actress replied and said that she was scared and nervous. That’s why I couldn’t feel anything.
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The film had printed a lot of notesLet us tell you that this film of Amitabh Bachchan became the second highest grossing film of the year 1978. The makers spent only Rs 88 lakh in making this film and its total box office collection was Rs 11 crore. It was an action drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written by Salim-Javed and produced by Gulshan Rai.
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