Filmmaker Yash Chopra has changed the Hindi film industry forever – not only through the romantic sagas he has made, but also by expressing his talent. Here is an article on how Amitabh Bachchan’s career took on a new life after he asked Yash Chopra for a job on the occasion of his 89th birthday.
Amitabh’s ambitious business venture, ABCL, failed dramatically in the 1990s, plunging him into huge debts. Out of sight, he decided to go to Yash Chopra’s house and ask for a job.
Speaking at the India Today event in 2016, he said, “I have had a huge financial failure in the corporation I started. It went bankrupt and it made me bankrupt. You sit down and ask ‘What can I do?’ And I said, ‘You’re an actor. Go back to acting, the same as I did. I went to Yash ji and told him I had no job. I want. “
Amitabh’s son Abhishek Bachchan recalled that period in a recent interview with YouTuber Ranveer Allabadia. He said he had to leave college in Boston to stay with his family at the time. He said, “I don’t think I was qualified to help him in any way, but as a son, I felt I needed to be around my father and help him in any way. So I left my college and came back. I started helping him in his company. . ”
He recalled a specific incident when Amitabh called him to his study in the middle of the night to tell him that ‘movies are not working, business is not working, nothing is working’. It was then that Amitabh decided to ‘go back to the basics’ and revive his acting career. The next morning, he said ‘Yash Chopra went home’ Abhishek said, “Look, I have no job, no one is giving me work, my movies are not working, and I have come to ask you to please give me a movie to work on. “
Amitabh starred in Mohabbatein, directed by Yash’s son Aditya Chopra and soon agreed to host the Kaun Banega Crorepati game show. And have not looked back since.
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Yash Chopra is famous for movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Dil To Pagal Hai, Veer-Zara. His last film was Jab Tak Hai Jaan.