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Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan is known for his unique acting skills. He has been ruling the film industry for over a span of five decades. The actor knows how to stay relevant with his craft. However, one of the remarkable films of his phenomenal career was Khuda Gawah, which was produced by Manoj Desai. The film has completed thirty years, but not many know that Amitabh Bachchan's mother, Teji Bachchan had threatened the producer.
For the unversed, the 1992 super film, Khuda Gawah was shot in and around Afghanistan cities, which included Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif. Mohammad Najibullah was the President of Afghanistan and had provided security during the eighteen-day shooting schedule of the film in 1991. However, security was definitely a major cause of concern in the Bachchan family.
Recently, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the producer, Manoj Desai revealed that Amitabh Bachchan's mother, Teji Bachchan had given him a warning. She had bluntly said if Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Jaya Bachchan became a widow, then Manoj's wife would also become one. Recalling the incident, Manoj said:
"Amitabh Bachchan’s mother Teji Bachchan ji had warned me that ‘Agar Amit ko kuch bhi hota hai aur agar Jaya ne safed saare peheni, toh teri wife Kalpana bhi safed saree pehengi. Tu idhar aana hi nahi wapis (If anything happens to Amit and Jaya has to wear a white saree, then your wife too will wear a white saree. You don't bother to come back."
We all will agree that Amitabh Bachchan is one of the strongest pillars of Indian cinema, thanks to his impeccable acting skills. But not many know that it was his mother, Teji Bachchan, who had introduced him to the creative world of cinema, arts and theatre. In one of his blogs, the actor had revealed that his mother had made him enter the world of theatre and ballroom dancing.
Earlier, in a throwback interview with the IANS, Amitabh Bachchan had shared that he has no legacy to take and it is his father, Harivansh rai Bachchan's legacy that he is interested in. He had said that he will always be the son of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, eminent poet, and litterateur, who had a public presence far greater than him.
For the unversed, the film, Khuda Gawah is written and directed by Mukul S Anand and it featured Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi in the main lead. The film was also recognised internationally.