5 unknown facts of the movie Sholay!

All the Jay Veeru fans out there, this one is for you guys! As Sholay completes it's 41 years, here are 5 facts we bet you didn't know about the movie.

Amitabh Bachchan 5 unknown facts of the movie Sholay! Source : Press

An iconic movie, has its iconic moments! Here are  5 facts about this iconic movie, which completes its 41 years today. Everything that went on and off the screen, everything you didn't know. Here we present it. 

1. Sanjeev Kapoor wanted to desperately do the role of Gabbar!

Yes, as fascinating as it may sound, but Sanjeev Kapoor was so desperate to do the role of Gabbar, that he almost stained his own teeth and messed up his hair, to have the 'Daaku' feel. 

2.Mac Mohan is still rememberd as 'Sambha'!

Even after 41 years of the movie, the actor is still remembered as 'Sambha' and is generally asked questions like 'Arey Ohh Sambha Kitne Aadmi The' by the common people. Hilarious isn't it?

3. Jaya Bachchan was pregnant during the shoot of the movie.

Jaya Bachchan was pregnant with her first child Shweta when she was shooting the movie, it also led to a lot of delay in the shoot. By the time the film released, Jaya Bachchan was pregnant again with Abhishek Bachchan! 

4.Romance Tales on the sets of Sholay.

While many may not know this, the spark of romance between Dharmendra and Hema malini actually struck, during the shooting of this movie. Apparently Dharmendra had bribed the light man to play with the lights intentionally, so he can have more of 'Romantic Retakes' with Hema Malini. 


5. 'Ye dosti hum nai todege' almost took a month to be shot.

The shooting of the song lasted for 21 days, which turned out to a very well known friendship anthem.