March 25, 2011 11:31:05 AM IST updated November 8, 2013 12:55:36 PM IST By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
They remain the most successful pair of screen writers in the history of Indian cinema and even Big B gives credit to them for his phenomenal rise to unparalleled stardom. However, very few know about what actually led to their split. If we go by the revelations in Anita Padhye's Marathi book 'Yahi Rang Yahi Roop', it all happened at Big B's Holi party.
As mentioned in the book, after delivering hits with Amitabh Bachchan like ZANJEER and DEEWAR, Salim-Javed had approached Amitabh Bachchan for MR. INDIA, but he declined the offer due to some reason. This didn't go down well with Javed Akhtar who told Salim that they won't be working with Amitabh any more. Salim didn't want such a condition to arise, where they completely stopped working with Amitabh.