Amitabh Bachchan did not start off as one of the biggest stars in Indian cinema history, despite the fact that he is now. His early years were difficult, marked by a litany of failures. The situation for him changed Zanjeer in 1973. And the writing team Salim-Javed, who would go on to pen some of his most memorable films, played a significant role in that reversal. One of the legendary duo’s members, Salim Khan, recently discussed his relationship with the actor in an interaction.
Salim Khan, the author, and father of actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Sohail Khan, was first an actor. After forming a partnership with Javed Akhtar, he flourished. Some of the biggest Bollywood hits of the 1970s and 1980s were written by their jodi, who also penned the screenplay. But finally, they parted ways. Salim remarked on that period and how Amitabh, who was close to him, did not keep up their relationship in an interview with Arbaaz for Bollywood Bubble.
“Yeh joh thi relation rakhne ki responsibility, unpe thi. Aap jab bahut bade star ho jaate ho, aapki responsibility hoti hai ki usse milna julna jo bhi ho, relationship rakhna yeh aapka farz banta hai. Jo ki unhone shayad kisi wajah se nahi kiya (The responsibility of maintaining relationships was his. When you become a big star, it is on you to maintain relationships, which, for some reason, he did not).”
Salim Khan continued to create screenplays for successful movies like Angaaray (1986), Naam (1986), Kabzaa (1988), and Jurm after his breakup with Javed Akhtar (1990). His son Salman appeared in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Auzaar, two of his most recent scripts, and his other son Sohail served as producer.