Undoubtedly, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are one of the golden couples of Bollywood. Their relationship have stood the test of time despite various hurdles and difficulties. It’s been almost 44 years to their marriage now, but both have managed to keep their onscreen chemistry intact even today. This beautiful pair was first seen sharing screen space together on big screen in ‘Bansi Birju’ (1972). This was followed by many classics like ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…’. The association of Amitabh and Jaya goes back a long way when the latter had made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Guddi’ (1971). The film directed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee featured Jaya opposite Samit Bhanja playing the lead roles and Big B in a guest appearance playing himself.
But, the fans and admirers of this golden couple out there wouldn’t be aware that it was none other than Amitabh only who was to play the lead opposite Jaya in ‘Guddi’, later played by Samit Bhanja. Recently, we stumbled upon one of the old blogs of Big B where he recalled that how he was dropped from ‘Guddi’ by Hrishi Da (Hrishikesh Mukherjee) after shooting for it for almost 10 days. And sadly, it couldn’t see the onscreen pairing of Amitabh opposite Jaya in the latter’s debut Hindi film.
Amitabh had written a blog about late Hrishikesh Mukherjee, sharing his association with him, and the films that he did with him. While talking about them, he mentioned the name of ‘Guddi’ in it as well.
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