New Delhi. There are many films in Hindi cinema that have raised the flag of success. The 1983 film ‘Hero’ directed by Subhash Ghai is one of them. Jackie Shroff He became an overnight star from this film. After that, his fortunes brightened. After this film, he worked in many super hit films. But Jackie was not the first choice of the makers for this film. Subhash initially wanted to cast his favorite star in the film. But later the film came with the part of Jackie Shroff.
Subhash has given Hindi cinema superhit films like ‘Hero’, ‘Jang Karma’, ‘Ram Likhan’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Pardesh’ and ‘Taal’. As amazing as he is as a director, he is equally amazing as a casting director. He brought many new faces in the industry. Later people loved him a lot and became a star overnight. Subhash understands the pulse of the audience and what kind of film they will like. He used to think and cast actors for his characters. This is why his films were instant successes. While working on Hero, he also thought of another hero for the role.
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The film was missed due to one major reason
Subhash Ghai thought of casting someone else for the new two films Vidyatha and Hero. He is none other than Sanjay Dutt. For which Subhash Ghai prepared the hero’s character. Veteran actors Shammi Kapoor and Dilip Kumar had to wait for a long time on the sets during the shooting of Vidhata due to Sanjay Dutt’s drug addiction at the time. And because Sanjay often came late to the sets and sometimes the shoot had to be cancelled. Somehow, Subhash Ghai finished the film ‘Vidhata’ with Sanjay Dutt and seeing this behavior of Sanjay Dutt, he cast Jackie Shroff instead of him in ‘Hero’. This is how the big offer came from the hands of Sanjay Dutt.
Jackie Shroff became a star overnight
The film ‘Hero’ which came in 1983 proved to be a big hit of that year. Jackie Shroff was offered the film after Sanjay Dutt was dropped from the film. Meenakshi Seshadri was seen in the lead role opposite Jackie in Hero. The film ranked third in the box office collection in 1983. This film proved to be a super hit and Jackie Shroff’s career graph also continued to rise.
Please tell that Subhash Ghai liked Sanjay Dutt’s performance so much that he wanted to cast Sanjay Dutt in ‘Hero’ as well. But after the experience he got from the filmmaker, Subhash felt that he would not have to face the same problem again, which is why he introduced Jackie Shroff in his film.
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First Published: May 20, 2023, 07:30 IST