In the 'Shandaar Shukravaar' episode of the show, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13', Hema Malini was left awestruck with her surprise birthday gift. Details inside!
Veteran actress, Hema Malini along with renowned director, Ramesh Sippy, graced the Shaandaar Shukravaar episode of the popular quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. This special episode showcased a reunion of the cast of the iconic film, Sholay. The evergreen actress and the show's host, Amitabh Bachchan, spilt some unknown facts about the film's shoot. Dharmendra also joined the show through a video call and gave Hema Malini a special surprise.
The film, Sholay was a complete dose with everything from romance to comedy. The impeccable roles portrayed by the Sholay cast still live in our heads rent-free. And the iconic dialogues still give us the same chills. From taking us down the memory lane back from the shooting days to mimicking a few scenes from the movie, Amitabh and Hema made us nostalgic.
As the dream girl of Bollywood, Hema Malini celebrates her 73rd birthday on October 16, she received a special surprise from the team of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. The team celebrated her birthday by inviting a special member of the film, Sholay to the show. Hema was left stunned as she heard a female voice saying, "Aree O Basanti, Happy Birthday! Pehchana mujhe?"
To her surprise, it was Reshma Pathan, who had played the role of Hema Malini’s body-double for all the stunts in the film, Sholay. Hema was overwhelmed with such a sweet gesture and her bright smile was unmissable. For the unversed, Reshma, popularly known as the Sholay girl, was the first stunt-woman in the Bollywood industry.
Dharmendra who joined virtually, gave his good wishes to his wife, Hema Malini and Ramesh Sippy for their stint in the show as they took charge of the hot seat. They also shared some sweet memories and good times from their days on the shoot. From their fun moments to behind-the-shoot scenes, they shared some hilarious incidents and made the audience go ROFL!
Recollecting the good times while shooting the film, Amitabh Bachchan, shared some fond memories with his friend, Dharmendra. He reminisced, "Dharam Ji and I used to travel (back and forth to Ramanagar) in one vehicle. An exceptionally peculiar occurrence happened once, when Dharam Ji and I left, our car needed to go from one of the most jam-packed streets in Bangalore. The car stalled. What's more, there were around 3,000 to 4,000 individuals who came to see Dharam Ji and surrounded us. I asked him what do we do now? He said don’t worry and we left from there and there was an auto that was passing us. The two of us got inside and gone in an auto till Ramanagara. We enjoyed a ton!"
Hearing this, Hema Malini also remembered a comparative encounter, and added, “Something like this happened with me in Jaipur. There was a train crossing, a middle crossing. So despite waiting, there was a man who was going in a cycle. He took the cycle and asked me to come and sit.”
The director of the film, Ramesh Sippy also joined the bandwagon and shared a similar experience. He said, “One night, Dharam Ji left for Ramanagara walking. When he reached somewhere close by, he got tired and there was an auto going by, he sat in it and reached. Him and his boy. Everybody was looking for them because in the morning the cars had to be rented and he’s not there. He just went like, ‘I just felt like walking.”
Furthermore, the fun didn't end here. Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini also imitated some famous dialogues from their film, Sholay on the show. While Hema recreated Dharmendra‘s popular dialogue, “Basanti, in kutton ke samne mat nachna," Amitabh delivered the famous dialogue, "Angrezo ke zamaane ke jailer hai," originally said by Asrani in the movie. This was enough to set the vibe and rewind the tape back to the good old days!
We wish Hema Malini a very healthy and happy birthday!