Amjad Khan was not the first choice for ‘Gabbar’, read some stories and dialogues related to ‘Sholay’

The history of Hindi cinema is more than 100 years old. Hindi cinema has produced many of the best films so far. Indian cinema resonates not only in the country but also abroad. There are many films which have been recorded in history. One such film is Sholay. The film Sholay, released on 15 August 1975, was directed by Ramesh Sippy. From the film’s story to its dialogues and songs, everything is evergreen. In such a situation, today we tell you some special things related to the film.

Sholay is named in the list of films which are known for their hero as well as villain. In the film Sholay, Singh was portrayed by Amjad Khan in Gabbar. But did you know that Amjad was not the first choice for Gabbar’s character in the film, but Kismet had something else approved. Let us know that Gabbar’s role was first offered to Danny and on the cover page of ‘Screen’ magazine, along with Danny, the photo of ‘Sholay’ starcast was also printed. But at the time Danny was shooting for Feroz Khan’s film Dharmatma in Afghanistan, he had to leave Sholay.

After Danny dropped out of the film, Salim Khan reminded Javed Akhtar about Amjad Khan. Actually Javed Sahab saw Amjad Khan in a play in Delhi a few years back and only then praised him with Salim. In such a situation, Amjad Khan’s name was fixed for Gabbar’s powerful character. After this, how did Amjad Khan play the character of Gabbar, we all know it well.

Amjad Khan’s success by playing the role of Gabbar Singh in Sholay can also be gauged from the fact that he was signed by a company making biscuits as his brand ambassador at that time. According to media reports, this was perhaps the first time for a Bollywood villain to appear in advertisements. Let us know that Amjad Khan’s film career started in 1973 with Chetan Anand’s ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’.



In the 70s and 80s, while Amitabh Bachchan was moving with the image of an angry young man, on the other hand, Amjad Khan was becoming a favorite villain. Amjad Khan appeared as a villain in many films in the opposite of Amitabh, who became a hero. These films include ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Unclaimed’, ‘Mahan’, ‘Desh Lover’, ‘Ram Balaram’, ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’, ‘Parvarish’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Mr. Natwarlal’, ‘Suhaag’, Films like ‘Atheist’, ‘Satte Pe Satta’ and ‘Kalia’ were included.

Some of Sholay’s best dialogues:

  • What is your name spring (Viru)
  • How many men were there (Gabbar Singh)
  • Basanti Do not dance in front of these dogs (Veeru)
  • Fifty-fifty curse away from here, when the child cries at night, the mother says that if you go to sleep, son will come (Gabbar Singh)
  • Why is there so much silence brother (Imam sahib)
  • Sardar, I have eaten your salt (Kalia), so now eat the pill (Gabbar Singh)
  • We are not used to talking much (Basanti)
  • We are jailer of the British era (jailer)
  • Is very boggy nachaniya (Gabbar)
  • Mill Grinding, End Grinding, and Grinding (Viru) in Jail –




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