Here's why Shatrughan Sinha rejected 'Sholay'

In his appearance on Indian Idol 12 he told that he was approached for a role in Sholay but turned it down.

The contestants of `Indian Idol 12` have been keeping the audience hooked with their outstanding performances. And the star-studded episodes every week are raising the bar.

Indian Idol 12 welcomed the veteran Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha with his beloved wife Poonam Sinha for the `Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha` special episode.

In accordance with a leading daily, Indian Idol 12 judge Himesh Reshammiya asked Shatrughan Sinha why he turned down the film Sholay. To which he said that he was offered the iconic film Sholay but was forced to let go of it due to unavailability of dates.

The veteran actor further added, "I’m sad but happy at the same time as due to Sholay, national icon Amitabh Bachchan, who is my dear friend, got such a big break".

Sholay was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time of its release and was directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film considered to be among the best Indian films of all time with the leading roles of Sanjeev Kumar,Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan .

Veteran Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha is popularly known for playing the villains in films such as Pyar Hi Pyar, Raampur Ka Lakshman, Bhai Ho Toh Aisa, Heera and Blackmail. At present, he is a member of the Indian National Congress.


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