Poonam Dhillon On Her First Day Of Shoot With Amitabh Bachchan, 'He Was Treating Me Like A Prop'

In a recent interview, veteran actress, Poonam Dhillon recalled her first day at shoot with Amitabh Bachchan and how he used her as a prop.


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Poonam Dhillon On Her First Day Of Shoot With Amitabh Bachchan, 'He Was Treating Me Like A Prop'

The ever-gorgeous Poonam Dhillon needs no introduction. One of the veteran actresses of Bollywood, this diva gained fame when she was crowned Miss Young India at the mere age of 16. Poonam Dhillon began her acting career in 1978 with the blockbuster film, Trishul, which starred actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhee, and Hema Malini.

Poonam Dhillon revealed she was used as a prop by Amitabh Bachchan

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Poonam Dhillon recalled her first day on the sets of Trishul and revealed how she was treated like a prop by Amitabh Bachchan. Sharing details about the same, she stated:

“My first day of shoot was with Amitabh Bachchan and he had to pick me up in his arms,” she shared with Radio Nasha. “No one realised that it was my first day and I was shooting with such a big star, and such a good-looking man was to pick me up in his arms. He was going about the shoot holding me in his arms. He was treating me like a prop.”

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The scene ended just like that, and no one realised that it was Poonam’s first shot. It was only director, Yash Chopra, who knew that it was the first shot of her career. He went to her and said, “All the best kudiye.” When the shooting of Trishul took place, many fans gathered on the streets to witness the shooting. Recalling how a fan asked her about her feelings about being in the arms of Amitabh Bachchan, Poonam retorted:

“We were shooting in Delhi and a lot of fans would gather around. One of the women, who was there to see the shoot, she asked me, ‘How does it feel to be in Amitabh Bachchan’s arms?’ I said, ‘I didn’t realise that.’ I was just so scared and nervous.”


Poonam Dhillon’s personal life and linkups

Poonam Dhillon got married to Ashok Thakeria in 1988, and the couple is blessed with two kids, Anmol Thakeria and Paloma Thakeria. However, Poonam and Ashok had parted ways in 1997. Poonam Dhillon was one of the finest actresses of her time, and she would often hit the headlines for her personal life.

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Time and again, her name was linked to one actor or the other, but she never paid heed to all those rumours. Earlier, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Poonam opened up about the linkup rumours about her and revealed the truth behind it. The actress said:

"Every film you do, it’s the producer, who wants you to get linked with the hero. That’s how rumours are spread. You look good in the romantic poses in the film. They send those pictures around. It was all contrived and done for publicity. I didn’t give a thought to the rumours."

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On the work front, Poonam Dhillon was last seen in the film, Plan A Plan B.

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