It has been 50 years since the superhit film Anand (Anand Movie) released in 1971. The lead cast of this film featured Rajesh Khanna (Amitabh Bachchan), Amitabh Bachchan. The film was very beautiful, so it got a lot of love. But do you know that the director for this film, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who used to call Rishi Da with all love, first chose Dharmendra for Rajesh Khanna. The story was also narrated but the film was done by Rajesh Khanna. Years later, this story was narrated by Dharmendra himself on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Dharmendra had upset Rishi Da by being angry
Actually, it happened that in one flight, Dharmendra was told a rough story by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and decided that Dharmendra will be seen in the role of Anand in this film. But when Bollywood’s Heiman came to know that the film was being made with Rajesh Khanna, he became very angry. He called Rishi Da at night and cried a lot in Punjabi. Throughout the night, he used to call and harass the director.
The film was done at a very low fee
According to media reports, by that time Rajesh Khanna had become a big star. He used to charge 8 lakh rupees for a film. But this film was signed by Rajesh Khanna for only one lakh rupees. It is also said that Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor were also approached earlier for this film but due to some reasons this film could not be made with them. After all, this super hit film and this powerful role went to Rajesh Khanna’s bag. Released on March 12, 1971, this film has completed its 50 years i.e. Golden Jubilee.