Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha's biography is out and it has been titled 'Anything But Khamosh'. It is penned down by senior film journalist Bharathi S. Pradhan and was released in the presence of Sinha's party bigwigs like L.K. Advani in New Delhi. In the biography Shatrughan has revealed some shocking things about Amitabh Bachchan.
Back in the '80s, Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha worked together in several films like Kaala Patthar, Dostana and Shaan. But post that they never saw eye-to-eye. When Shatrughan Sinha was asked about it by a leading daily, he had said, "Jawaani thi, josh tha, there were ego issues."
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"On the sets of Kaala Patthar, the chair next to Amitabh would not be offered to me, nor would his umbrella be ever trained to cover any of us. We'd be heading from the location towards the same hotel but he'd sit in his car and never say, ‘Let's go together'. I found it all very strange and wondered why this was happening because I never had any complaints against him."
The Fight Scene
Shatrughan Sinha also told about the infamous fight in the movie, "But along with the fight master Shetty who is no more, it was changed, to Amitabh Bachchan beating the hell out of me, beating me constantly till Shashi Kapoor separated us. On this point I had to put my foot down and protest that this was not that had been narrated to me."
(In Pic-Amitabh, Jaya and Shatrughan)
Shatrughan Sinha And Amitabh Bachchan
"The problem was the applause I was getting for my performances. Amitabh could see the response I was getting. That's why he didn't want me in some of his films.''
''I don't indulge in empty flattery. For instance, I would not praise Amitabh's acting in Paa.''
(In Pic-Dharmendra, Shatrughan and Amitabh)
''Amitabh felt that in Dostana, Naseeb, Shaan and Kaala Patthar Shatrughan Sinha Bhari pad gaya. However, it did not affect me.
''Maybe Zeenat Aman and Rekha said things about me because I knew a lot about them. To strengthen their positions, they would be by Amitabh's side.''
Karva Chauth's Fast
''Amitabh's mother once praised my wife on her Karva Chauth fast, to which Amitabh jokingly said, 'Poor thing, after all those fast, look at what she ultimately got!'''
(In Pic-The Bachchans snapped with the Sinhas)
Shatrughan On Amitabh
''I gave up so many films and returned the signing amount because of Amitabh.''
Bharathi S. Pradhan had mentioned during one of the interviews to a leading daily that Shatughan Sinha gave him the freedom to write whatever he wanted. With this, Pradhan claims to have written the most honest biography.
An excerpt from the book, says that actresses like Zeenat Aman and Rekha also contributed to the fight between Shatrughan and Amitabh, "Maybe they didn't like something about me and they said something to Amitabh Bachchan, or maybe they said things about me because I knew a lot about them. To strengthen their position, they would be by Amitabh's side.''
''During Kaala Patthar, a heroine who was known to be very friendly with him, would visit him. She would come during Dostana also but not once would he bring her out and introduce her to any of us. In showbiz, everybody knew who was visiting whom. The media would immediately know if Reena was in my make-up room. Such things can never be hidden in our world," revealed Shatrughan.
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