Vinod Khanna replace Rajesh Khanna:Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna’s film ‘Parvarish’ was a superhit film of the year 1977. Hindi cinema got a new hit director-actor pair through this film. ‘Parvarish’ was produced by director Manmohan Desai. This was the first film of the century’s megastar Amitabh. In this film, apart from him, actor Vinod Khanna was also seen in the leading role. The acting of both had won the hearts of the audience. But Vinod was not the director’s first choice for this film.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna pair
Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna Vinod Khanna gave many superhit films one after the other after this film. The pairing of Amitabh and Vinod rocked the box office. It is said that Vinod Khanna had signed this film only to break a misconception of famous actor Rajesh Khanna of that era. According to the IMBD report, Vinod Khanna became famous by playing the character of Kishan Singh. That character was offered to actor Rajesh Khanna instead of him.
Rajesh Khanna’s stubbornness
But Rajesh Khanna wanted to play the role of Amit Singh, son of dacoit Mangal Singh, not Kishan Singh. But Desai had already made up his mind to cast Amitabh Bachchan for this role. In such a situation, Rajesh remained adamant on his stubbornness and the director also did not change his decision. The director was very upset after raising the tantrums of Rajesh Khanna. In such a situation, he called Vinod Khanna to report the Muhurta of the film.
The new pair did wonders
After listening to the director, Vinod Khanna immediately went to meet him and he became a part of the film without hearing the story. This is how Vinod Khanna made his place by replacing Rajesh Khanna from the film. In this action drama film, the pairing of Vinod and Amitabh Bachchan was well received by the audience and the film did a business of 6 crores at the box office. Thus it became the fourth highest grossing film of that year. After this the pair worked together in many films.