Amitabh Bachchan shares some of the most lovely throwback pictures and anecdotes! He recently shared a picture of him along with his children – Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan – from the sets of Amar Akbar Anthony.
Shweta and Abhishek look very young in this picture, where she is giving her father a kiss and Abhishek is sitting on his lap. He says they were shooting for the song, ‘My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves‘. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai completed 43 years today. Starring Amit Ji alongside Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, this movie is a cult classic and how!
When Man ji came to narrate the idea to me and told me the title, I thought he had lost it. At a time in the 70’s when film titles revolved around ‘Behen Bhabhi’ and ‘Beti’, this one was so out of place.
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SHWETA and Abhishek visit me on set of Amar Akbar Anthony .. shooting song ‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ .. at Holiday Inn Ball Room .. this pic on the beach front .. 43 YEARS of AAA , today .. !!! When Man ji came to narrate the idea to me .. and told me the Title .. I thought he had lost it .. at a time in the 70’s when film titles revolved around Behen Bhabhi and Beti , this one was so out of place .. BUT .. It is reported that it did a business of 7.25 cr at that time .. inflation adjusted it crosses collections of Bahubali 2 .. say the sayers who do calculations 😟😟 But fact is it did massive business .. did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone .. or so they say .. Doesn’t happen now … gone are those days !!
The film also starred Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Yusuf Khan, Amjad Khan and Ranjeet and went on to become a huge hit. He also goes on to compare the film’s business to that of Baahubali 2:
But it is reported that it did a business of Rs 7.25 crore at that time. Inflation adjusted, it crosses collections of Baahubali 2… say the sayers, who do calculations. But fact is it did massive business… did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone, or so they say. Doesn’t happen now… gone are those days!
True, gone are those days of the classics, amirite?