Mumbai: Sholay is considered one of the successful films of Bollywood, which got a lot of love from the audience. Even today the craze of this film continues among the audience. Whenever Sholay is shown on the TV screen, the audience sits glued to the TV screen. Many stories related to this film are also quite famous. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan narrated this anecdote on the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Knowing about which everyone was surprised. Big B told that in the climax scene of Sholay, the real bullet was fired by mistake, in which he narrowly survived. The surprising thing is that this gun was not fired by ‘Gabbar’ i.e. Amjad Khan but by someone else.
In such a situation, the question arises that if this real bullet passed near Amitabh Bachchan, then who fired it. If you have the same question in your mind, then let us tell you who was the person in whose hands this real bullet was fired. This real bullet was fired by Veeru i.e. Dharmendra in the climax of Sholay. This bullet fired from Dharmendra’s gun came out right next to Amitabh Bachchan’s ear, that is, Amitabh Bachchan’s life was saved in this incident.
On August 15, Sholay will complete 48 years of release.
Big B told that after this incident he was completely shocked, he did not understand what happened after all. Recalling this incident, he said – ‘When we were shooting the climax scene, Dharmendra was standing below and I was on top of the hill. Dharam ji had to pick up ammunition and bullets quickly and keep them with him. But, when he was picking up the bullets, they were falling. In such a situation, retakes were happening again and again. Dharmendra became quite irritated by doing these scenes again and again.
Dharmendra got so angry on this that he picked up the bullets and filled them directly in the gun. But, these were real bullets. Not only this, in anger he fired a gun full of bullets. Then I was standing on the hill and a bullet came out right near my temple. It was a real bullet. However, I survived the incident. However, this is not the only story related to Sholay, which has surprised people. Even before this, many stories related to this cult film have surprised people.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 18, 2023, 10:58 IST