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Amitabh Bachchan narrowly escaped when Dharmendra fired a real gun at the Sholay climax

The latest episode of KBC 12 featured CRPF DIG Preet Mohan Singh. During this, Amitabh Bachchan was referring to shooting for Sholay’s climax in which Dharmendra was his co-star. The DIG described himself as a fan of Sholay.

Amitabh Bachchan is hosting ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show these days. During this show, Amitabh Bachchan many times shares interesting stories related to his life and films. One such anecdote was told by Big B about Sholay.

The latest episode of KBC 12 featured CRPF DIG Preet Mohan Singh. During this, Amitabh Bachchan was referring to shooting for Sholay’s climax, in which Dharmendra was his co-star. The DIG described himself as a fan of Sholay and said that Dharmendra should have taken more bullets with him, which would have saved Vijay’s life. At this, Amitabh revealed that Dharmendra had fired a real shot during this, which was very close to Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan told- When we were shooting for the scene in which Dharam ji was below and I over the hill. Dharam Ji opens his shirt with his chest and fills the bullets. He tried once, but could not pick up the bullets. Did it again, still could not pick up the bullets. Dharam ji got annoyed with this. I do not know what they did. He inserted the cartridge into a gun and fired. They were real bullets. He was so annoyed that he fired. I was still on the hill at that time. I heard the sound of the bullet passing near my ear. He had fired the real shot. I survived.

Sholay, directed by Ramesh Sippy, is a classic of Hindi cinema, whose charm has not diminished even after 45 years. The film featured strong actors like Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan along with Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. There are many stories about this film. The story of the film was based on an honest police officer’s revenge against the dreaded bandit, in which he is helped by petty criminals. Dharmendra and Amitabh played the roles of Veeru and Jai.

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