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Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Amitabh Bachchan Says He Was Asked To Quit Wife Jaya Bachchan’s Debut Film

Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 is currently in its last week of telecast and Kiara Advani and Vicky Kaushal were on the show to promote their recently released film Govinda Naam Mera

Amitabh Bachchan in KBC
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Actor Amitabh Bachchan, during the episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, revealed that he was cast in her wife Jaya Bachchan's debut film Guddi. However, he was asked to leave the project after 10 days. Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya Bachchan have done several films together like Abhimaan, Sholay, Chupke Chupke. 

Jaya made her Hindi Bollywood debut with 1971 film Guddi, which starred actor Dharmendra in the leading role. The film, which was released in September 1971 was directed by late acclaimed filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The story revolved around a school girl being smitten by a Bollywood star, played by Dharmendra.

Amitabh revealed during the latest episode that originally, he was cast in the film as the lead actor but was asked to leave as Rajesh Khanna’s Anand was also getting made during the same time, which also starred Amitabh. Even though the both the films’ director was Hrishikesh, the filmmaker didn’t want any comparisons between the two films.

Recalling the incident, Amitabh said, “There was one film, Jaya’s first film where I was cast as the hero and I worked for 10 days and was asked to leave. The director revealed that they didn’t want to compete with Rajesh Khanna’s Anand as both films were made together and I was asked to leave the film.”

Kiara and Vicky were on the show to promote their recently released film Govinda Naam Mera. Kaun Banega Crorepati 14 is currently in its last week of telecast. Amitabh, who was last seen on the big screen in Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai has Pan Indian film Project K in the pipeline. The film stars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone as well and is in the production stage.

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