By Sonali Sachdeva Last Updated:
Salim Abdul Rashid Khan is an Indian actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is also the father of Bollywoods one of the famous Khans', Salman Khan. Salim Khan has written numerous screenplays, stories and scripts for Bollywood films, including Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Don, amongst many others.
Salim Khan was also responsible for creating the "angry young man" character and launching Amitabh Bachchan's career. Salim and Amitabh have worked together in more than ten films, and also share a special bond. In a recent interview, Salim Khan shared his views about Amitabh Bachchan’s long professional life. He also further disclosed other details about Amitabh Bachchan. Let’s find out what Salim Khan shared in the interview.
In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Salim Khan shared that he wants actor, Amitabh Bachchan to take a retirement from his busy acting life. He said, “Amitabh Bachchan should retire now. He has achieved all that he had to in this life. One should keep a few years of life for oneself as well. Amitabh Bachchan has played a brilliant innings professionally. He has done good work so he must free himself from the race. He must take a graceful retirement.”
Salim Khan further explained that why does the system of retirement exist. It is so that a person may spend a few years living life according to their wishes. He mentioned that the initial years are spent studying, and then one gets responsibilities of family. He added. “For example, my world is limited now. All the people I go on walks with are from non-filmy backgrounds.”
Salim Khan had further appreciated Amitabh's acting as an angry young man. He added, “Amitabh Bachchan was the hero who could play an angry young man, he still is. However, there are no stories for an actor like Amitabh now. Our films have improved technically, the music and action have improved but we do not have good scripts.” Salim Khan first worked with Amitabh Bachchan in the 1973 film, Zanjeer which had also featured Pran and Jaya Bachchan. Together, they have worked in blockbuster films such as Sholay, Deewar, Majboor, Kaala Patthar and more.
On the professional front, Amitabh Bachchan is hosting the reality quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati 13.