2 actors took entry in Bollywood as villain, then became hero, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan were shaken

By Shalini Bhardwaj July 25, 2023 6:30 AM IST

Mumbai. There have been many big actors in the Hindi film industry, who impressed not only the audience with their performances but also their co-actors and other actors working in the industry. Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt, Devanand, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan are such artists who shook the people of the industry with their stardom. But in the last decade of 1960, two such artists stepped into Bollywood, due to which the big stars of that era were shaken.

The special thing is that both these actors played the role of villain in their respective debut films. But later he became such a big hero that his name continues till date. The stature and personality of an actor used to give competition to Amitabh Bachchan. But the second artist did not lose courage even after his dark complexion and scars on his face and started ruling Bollywood.

The director was furious after seeing Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘pink lips’, reprimanded in front of everyone, stopped the shooting in the middle

By now you must have understood whom we are talking about. No, if you understand, let us tell you that we are talking about Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha. Both played the role of villain in their respective debut films. Vinod Khanna made his debut in the year 1968 with the film ‘Mann Ka Meet’. In this film, he played the role of a villain named Pran.

Vinod Khanna

Vinod Khanna stardom was at its peak in the 70-80s.

Vinod Khanna was given a chance by Sunil Dutt

‘Mann Ka Meet’ was produced by Sunil Dutt. Som Dutt was in the lead role in the film. Vinod did villain and supporting roles in the beginning of his career. Later he became the lead hero. Many big Bollywood actors had spread in front of his personality and stardom. Whereas, Shatrughan Sinha made his debut with Dharmendra and Vyjayanthimala, Pran, Helen and Madan Puri starrer ‘Pyaar Hi Pyaar’. In this he was in the role of a villain.


Shatrughan Sinha started getting heavy on Amitabh Bachchan.

Shatrughan Sinha got his performance ironed

‘Pyaar Hi Pyaar’ was directed by Bhappi Soni. This is the only film of Dharmendra and Vyjayanthimala, in which both worked together. This film came in the year 1969. After this film, Shatrughan did small and supporting roles in many films. Later he also did lead role films. Shatrughan Sinha proved his acting skills and ruled Bollywood.

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