When Shashi Kapoor asked to cut Amitabh Bachchan’s scenes: Bollywood’s famous actor Shashi Kapoor has done many great films in his career. At the same time, he has also worked in many superhit films with the megastar of the century Amitabh Bachchan. The pair of both was very much liked by the audience. Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan worked together in blockbuster movies like ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Kala Patthar’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Namak Halal’ and ‘Shaan’. During this, both of them also became very good friends of each other. But there was a time when Shashi Kapoor asked the director to cut all the scenes of Amitabh Bachchan from the film.
Actually, this thing happened when Amitabh Bachchan was completely new in the film industry and by then Shashi Kapoor had become a big star of Bollywood. According to media reports, the father of both of them i.e. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Prithviraj Kapoor used to be similar to each other. For this reason Shashi Kapoor also knew Amitabh. At the same time, Shashi Kapoor was working in Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s film, which had a funeral scene.
A crowd was needed to film this scene. During the shooting, when Shashi Kapoor saw Amitabh Bachchan standing in the crowd, he told Big B, ‘He has come to become a hero, do not do such small roles.’
According to media reports, Amitabh Bachchan was in great need of work at that time. He did not listen to Shashi Kapoor and after completing the shooting went away with his money. After his departure, Shashi Kapoor asked the director to remove all the scenes of this boy from the movie. Later, Amitabh also thanked Shashi Kapoor for this.