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When Amitabh Bachchan enacted roles immortalized by Dilip Kumar

Did you know, Amitabh Bachchan adores Dilip Kumar, and is a big admirer of him? Well, yes! He is a superstar, has a legion of fans, etc. But like all of us, he too is a big fan of someone, well not someone but the one and only Dilip ji.

In the present day, we see actors do several remakes of Amitabh Bachchan’s past films including Don, Zanjeer, Agneepath, etc. Like them, Amitabh Bachchan too, in his younger days, enacted several remakes of Dilip Kumar.

The 1978 film ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’, which saw Amitabh play the lead role, was actually a remake of Dilip Kumar’s super hit movie Ganga Jamuna. The remake too, was a superhit. Likewise Amitabh Bachchan too played the triple role in the movie Mahaan, which Dilip Kumar experimented in Bairaag. Remember, Amitabh Bachchan’s obsession for the doll in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar? Well, his role was lifted from Dilip Kumar’s role in AADMI.

Big B’s wish came true when he got a chance to work with his ideal Dilip Kumar in Ramesh Sippy’s Shakti.


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