dilip kumar rejected sanjeev kumar’s role of thakur in sholay know why, Sholay Movie: Dilip Kumar was offered the role of Thakur in Sholay, the actor turned it down
Dilip kumar rejected role of thakur in sholay
- Sholay released on 15 August 1975 is one of the successful films of Hindi cinema.
- The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan.
- Sanjeev Kumar played the role of Thakur, who was earlier offered to Dilip Kumar.
Dilip kumar rejected role of thakur in sholay: Sholay movie is a milestone in the history of Bollywood. Every character and every single dialogue of the film is remembered even today. Every character in this film became immortal, be it Jai-Veeru’s character or Basanti’s. From Thakur, Gabbar, Samba, every character was well-liked. However, all the actors working in this film wanted to play Gabbar. One such character was Thakur in Sholay, which released in 1975, around whom the entire film’s story revolved. This character was played by Sanjeev Kumar in the film.
Let us tell you that this role was first offered to famous actor Dilip Kumar but he refused to do this role. Dilip Kumar said that Thakur’s character does not have variety, but when actor Sanjeev Kumar made this character immortal with his acting, Dilip Kumar regretted it.
At the same time, let us tell you that for the role of Gabbar in the film, there was a search for an actor who can do justice to this character. Danny Dengzongpa was the first choice for this role and he was also signed for it. But Danny had made a commitment to Feroz Khan’s film Dharmatma, due to which he had to leave the role of ‘Gabbar’.
Let us inform that Sholay, which was released on 15 August 1975, is one of the successful films of Hindi cinema. The film was written by Salim-Javed while it was directed by Ramesh Sippy. Made with a budget of 30 million, the film earned 350 million. The film was woven around a village named Ramgarh where there was terror of a dacoit named Gabbar Singh.
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