“Films like Sholay happen only once in a century” – Said Javed Akhtar

Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who wrote the script of the blockbuster film Sholay, say it is the other way round as the film is promoting them even 38 years after the release.


Javed told reporters on Thursday at the trailer launch of Sholay 3D; “I don’t generally watch my old films, I get embarrassed. But yesterday I saw Sholay again. When you see your old movies, meet old friends, there is a kind of nostalgia and sweetness in it.”

“These kind of films happen only once in a century. Sholay doesn’t belong to us, we belong to Sholay,” he said.

“Yes, as Javed rightly said, Sholay is still promoting us, even after so many years,” Salim Khan told reporters.

Javed Akhtar the producer of Sholay late G P Sippy and said; “I must thank G P Sippy, who used to think out of the box. He was the captain of the ship. He was a big-hearted person and a gambler. The film would have never been made without him.”

Sholay, directed by Ramesh Sippy, made new records when it came out in 1975. It starred Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan and Jaya Bachchan.

The film has now been converted into 3D. It will hit theaters on January 3 next year.

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