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The similarity between Bachchan and SRK
01st Mar 2004   11.21 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan were nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Filmfare but they were beaten by Hrithik Roshan who won it for Koi Mil Gaya . But that is not the similarity that we are talking about.

The similarity is that almost the whole cast of Kal Ho Na Ho won an award. Preity Zinta won the Best Actress award, Shankar Ehsaan Loy for Best Music, Saif Ali Khan for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Jaya Bachchan for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Sonu Nigam for the Best Playback for the title track and Javed Akhtar for Best Lyrics. And last but not the least Saif won the Motolook of the Year for Kal Ho Na Ho .

But SRK was left high and dry even though the as the main protagonist in Kal Ho Na Ho, he won many accolades.

That SRK didn't get the award for best actor and is the reason that our memories went back to 1975 when Bachchan didn't get it for Deewar The similarity is interesting.

In 1975, Bachchan on way to superstardom, gave a roaring performance as the intense Vijay Verma in Deewar , who rose from a docks worker to an underworld don.

But if SRK was beaten by the child act of Hrithik this year, in 1975 Bachchan was beaten for the award by Sanjeev Kumar in the role of an elderly man in Gulzar's Aandhi.

Have a look at this. In 1975, Deewar was adjudged the Best Film, Yash Chopra was given the Best Director Award, Shashi Kapoor won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Salim Javed won the Best Story award.

For consolation, both Bachchan and SRK were coveted with the Power Award this year.


Amitabh Bachchan

Shah Rukh Khan