Amitabh Bachchan is a successful Bollywood actor who is remembered for his hits like Sholay, Deewar Se Piku and Paa. But in the 1990s, there were many ups and downs in his career, which also started affecting his health. During this, many films were flopped by Bachchan, due to which people started saying that his career was over.
Some of his films in the 1990s were not liked by his fans and even his family. Mehul Kumar’s 1997 film Mrutydata was one of them. But in the year 2000, Bachchan made a big comeback on TV with ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and Yash Chopra’s film Mohabbatein. The death penalty was a major setback in Big B’s career at that time.
Jaya Bachchan left in the middle of the screening: His wife Jaya Bachchan also did not like this film. Even Jaya Bachchan was dropped from the screening of the film. In 1999, in a conversation with Veer Sanghvi, Amitabh revealed that Jaya was bitterly critical of his work. When asked if she used to sit during the screening of his films, Amitabh said, “She got up and left from the middle of the deathbed.”
In this conversation, Amitabh told that during that time his production house ABCL was going through financial crisis. The actor told that all the films and advertisements he was doing at that time were costing the company. Investors thought I was an actor and a brand that could be exploited to bring money back into the company. Amitabh told that whatever advertisement he did, be it BPL, Pepsi or anything else. All of that went for the company, they didn’t get any money.”
Significantly, after the failure of Mrityutata, many people started doubting the choice of his film. But his talent was never questioned. Even today people like Amitabh Bachchan’s acting equally. The actor turned stardom in the 1970s with his ‘angry young man’ image.
Currently, Amitabh is going to be seen in the film Runway 34. This film is all set to release in theatres. Along with Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan is in an important role in this film. Along with acting, Ajay Devgan has also directed the film.