Big B: Silsila has become a classic after 35 years

Amitabh and Rekha in Silsila.

Amitabh and Rekha in Silsila.

Amitabh Bachchan’s 1981 romantic-drama ‘Silsila’ has just marked its 35 anniversary.

Looking back, the megastar says critics panned the movie when it was released but now it’s revered as a classic.

‘Silsila’, directed by Yash Chopra, also starred Bachchan’s wife Jaya and Rekha, whose on-screen chemistry with the ‘Piku’ star stands as one of Bollywood’s best ever. Amitabh and Rekha did not act together after that.

“35 years of ‘Silsila’… A film that was trashed by media as ‘silly sila’… Today referred to as a classic (sic),” Bachchan wrote on his Twitter page.

The movie was a box-office disappointment but is now considered a classic.

The 73-year-old ‘Te3n’ actor also reminisced his 1982 film ‘Khud-Dar’, which co-starred Parveen Babi, Vinod Mehra and Sanjeev Kumar. ”

‘Khuddar’ 34 years!! Just memories now… Released when I was in Breach Candy after Coolie accident!”

Bachchan got critically injured on the sets of ‘Coolie’ while filming a fight scene with co-star Puneet Issar which almost cost him his life. _ CINEWS

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