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‘Sholay’ was just a picnic for Dharmendra, says he enjoyed it the Dharam way

Published: 17th Aug 2021 7:47 pm

As ‘Sholay’ completed 46 years of release on Sunday, director Ramesh Sippy took to Twitter to share the occasion with throwback BTS pics. ‘Sholay’ was released in 1975 to a dull start but, with time, became a cult classic.

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“#Sholay completes 46 years today. Time has flown by so quickly. 46 years of unbelievable experience of working with such a great star cast and the entire team,” Ramesh wrote on Twitter remembering the film. The director also tagged the other actors of the film – Amitabh Bachchan, Dharamendra, Hema Malini and Jaya Baduri being the lead ones.

And reacting to Ramesh Sippy’s tweet, actor Dharamendra, who played Veeru in the film, said he was the only bad actor amongst the whole talented team. Adding, Dharamendra also mentions that the film was so natural for him that he felt like he was on a picnic and enjoyed it the Dharam way.

“Rameh, congratulations captain on the completion of 46 years of Sholay. it is you Ramesh , who made Sholay shakaar e Aazam . Sholay is forever. I think I was the only bad actor amongst your talented team of great artists. To me it was just a picnic and I enjoyed it Dharam way(sic),” Dharamendra wrote in response to the filmmaker.

In one of his previous interviews, director Ramesh had revealed the journey of creating ‘Sholay’, including scripting and casting, itself took them a little over two years. The shoot started from October 3, 1973, and ‘Sholay’ released in theatres on August 15, 1975.

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