Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
In LUCK BY CHANCE after the character of Farhan Akhtar becomes successful, and a party is thrown to welcome the new star in the industry, Karan Johar had delivered a very succinct dialogue that was symptomatic of the state of afairs of the industry. He had pointed out to Hrithik Roshan that it is in the situations where the established stars refuse to work outside there images that an opportunity is created for a new face to be launched in the industry, and this indeed is a real moment of disruption for the industry.
As a matter of fact these moments of disruption that has created new stars in the industry that have launched themselves into the dizzying heights of new success. It also needs to be underlined that till the time the movies where made in the black and white era, there were various kind of opportunities presented to the new faces, but it was reduced into a trickle subsequently.
Had not Dev Anand refused to give dates to Prakash Mehra for ZANZEER an Amitabh Bachchan would not have been launched, and it is really difficult to conceptualize the existence of Hindi film industry without an Amitabh Bachchan. In the same manner when Ramesh Sippy was doing the casting for SHOLAY he wanted Danny to play the part of Gabbar Singh, but on his refusals it went to Amjad Khan, and he still is one of the most dreaded faces that have ever been launched on the silver screen.
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It is also one of the underlining features that the personalities which were instrumental in creating these moments of disruption could not do the encore. A Prakash Mehra could not create an Amitabh Bachchan once again when he had fallen out with AB in between, though he tried it with Shatrughan Sinha in JWALAMUKHI. In the similar manner a Ramesh Sippy could not create another Amjad Khan though he tried the same with Kulbhushan Kharbanda in SHAAN.
The film industry also would not have been blessed with a director Rakesh Roshan had somebody else decided to direct KHUDGARZ, which ultimately Rakesh Roshan decided to direct and he is one of the hotshot directors in the film industry. It is also interesting to note that of all the people Piyush Mishra was offered the role of Salman Khan in MAINE PYAAR KIYA, but he refused the same, and a Salman Khan was created. Imagine Hindi cinema without Salman Khan, had Piyush Mishra accepted the offer of Sooraj Barjatya.
There are scores of What If... moments present in the industry, and they go on to underline the fact that talent may take some time to find expression, but the window is opened to it in the form of LUCK BY CHANCE, and this is what still entices scores to come in droves to Mumbai. Mumbai still is on a slope, where people with aspirations glide and land, may be in most of the case they land on their head, but when they stand on their feet, the world is their oyster.