Zeenat Aman Remembers Working with Amitabh Bachchan

Aman and Bachchan starred together in several hits like The Great Gambler, Mahaan, Pukar, Laawaris and Dostana
Zeenat Aman Remembers Working with Amitabh Bachchan

In a candid conversation with Times of India, veteran actress Zeenat Aman spoke about working with Amitabh Bachchan and recalled her camaraderie with the legendary actor. "Mr Bachchan has led his life by example in his professional and personal life. He has always been extremely dedicated, punctual, disciplined and most importantly, someone who is very easy to work with. I knew Mr Bachchan even before I started acting in films. I knew him personally because we were all a part of his younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan’s friends’ group. So, there was never a question of getting overwhelmed or nervous in his presence. I shared a good friendship with him and his family. Even when I acted in Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), where I was not paired opposite him, it was easy working with him," she said.

While shooting with the superstar for their film The Great Gambler (1979), the actress said, "We shot for The Great Gambler in many different countries and for the song Raqqasa Mera Naam, we went to Cairo (Egypt), which is one of the most important tourist spots in the world. But Mr Bachchan continuously kept cheering me on and saying, ‘Go India, you can do it!’ It was one of the most memorable incidents of working with him," she further added, "Then again, we shot for Don in many countries and because of the beauty of Italy and Venice, the song Do Lafzon Ki Hai was beautifully portrayed. People liked our pairing and chemistry because we gave our 100 per cent to each scene that we performed together. Also, he has a great charisma on screen and is fabulous in each scene — whether he is doing action, romance or a tragic part. I enjoyed working with him in Laawaris (1981) and Dostana (1980), too. There is so much to respect and admire about Amitabh Bachchan, he is a towering figure and I would like to wish him the best till his next 80 years.”

Aman and Bachchan worked in several films together which included Laawaris, Dostana, Mahaan (1983), and Pukar (1983) to name a few.

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