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Sholay’s Gabbar Fame Amjad Khan once bought buffaloes on the film set leaving everyone in shock
Sholay’s Gabbar Fame Amjad Khan once bought buffaloes on the film set leaving everyone in shock

One of the most popular villains Amjad Khan famous for his role Gabbar is celebrating his birthday today. He was one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 12, 1940 in Hyderabad, (1985). Amjad worked in over 130 films in his film career spanning nearly twenty years. He enjoyed iconic popularity for his villain roles in Hindi language films  he is most famous for playing the role of the dacoit Gabbar Singh in Sholay (1975).

Amjad Khan was the son of legendary actor Jayant, to Muslim parents. He was the brother of fellow actor Imtiaz Khan and Inayat Khan who only acted in one film. There is an interesting incident of Amjad Khan when he take Buffalo to the film set. Amjad Khan was very fond of tea. He used to drink about 30 cups a day and used to get upset when he could not get tea. It would be difficult for them to work.

Once Amjad Khan was rehearsing a play in Prithvi Theatre. During that time he could not get tea, due to which he got upset. He asked on the set, he told that the milk is over. The next day Amjad tied two buffaloes on the set. He also instructed everyone that tea should be made.

He was very famous for his role Gabbar and people started to know him by this name, whose strong voice still resonates in the ears of people, but he is not the first choice of filmmakers for this character. The makers did not find his voice strong for the character of Gabbar. Jawad Akhtar and Salim Khan co-wrote the story of Sholay and for Gabbar, the voice of Amazon Khan could not attract them much. He wanted to replace Amjad with Danny, but for some reason he had to cast Amjad Khan for the role.

On the career front, Amjad came to films he was a theatre actor. His first film was as a child artist at the age of 17 in the film Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957). He had assisted K. Asif in the film Love and God in the late 1960s and had also made a brief appearance in the film which would have been his official film debut. But the film was left incomplete after K. Asif's death in 1971 and it ended up releasing in 1986. In 1973, he made his film debut in Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973). His popular for Sholay (1975), Yaarana (1981) and Maa Kaasam (1985). He died on July 27, 1992 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

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