Like many industries, Bollywood isn’t any stranger to controversy. There’s at all times some controversy like a brawl between co-stars and animosity brewing within the background. But right this moment we’ll take you again to a time when legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Raaj Kumar shared some animosity between them.
For the unversed, it was a widely known reality within the trade that each legendary stars didn’t see eye to eye for a number of a long time. It all started through the shoot of Ramanand Sagar’s 1959 comedy-drama Paigham the place a scene required Raaj to slap Dilip on the face.
Reportedly, Raaj Kumar slapped Dilip Kumar too exhausting which irked the latter. Since then the 2 vowed to by no means work collectively till Subhash Ghai introduced them collectively for the 1991 movie Saudagar. Before the filmmaker started casting them for the film, many within the trade knew about their animosity and warned him in opposition to casting them collectively for Saudagar.
However, Ghai was adamant about casting them collectively for his movie. During a dialog with Nation Next, Ghai spoke about how he introduced collectively the 2 legendary stars for his movie. “When I completed the script of Saudagar and was about to go to Dilip Ji to narrate it, my writer told me, ‘Do you know Dilip and Raaj are enemies for the past 36 years?’ I got scared. But I thought let’s try at least. When he agreed to do the film, I told him Raaj is his co-actor and ran away from his house, without giving him a chance to react. I didn’t go to meet for the next 5-6 days.”
Subhash Ghai later went to Raaj Kumar to relate the script. The filmmaker recalled when the actor requested who will likely be taking part in the function of his buddy, he instructed him in a mellow tone, “Since I am not able to cast any big name, I am thinking of taking Dilip Kumar.”
A couple of moments later, Raaj, to Ghai’s shock, responded by saying, “Jaani, iss duniya mein hum apne baad kissi ko actor maante hain to vo hai Dilip Kumar. This role suits him.” Elated by this response, the filmmaker then went to Ram Aur Shyam actor to persuade him to play the function in Saudagar.
When Subhash Ghai revealed about Raaj Kumar’s response, Dilip Kumar agreed to do the movie. So that’s how the 2 legendary actors got here collectively for a movie after three a long time and ended their animosity.