Re: " MEHMOOD - A Man of Many Moods " - Chapter 17
- View SourceThis is certainly a MUST READ. Best writeup. Only one small error.
It is mentioned that Rajesh Khanna was apprehensive about Sanjeev
after "Aap ki kasam" & therefore not ready to work with him in Anand
Aap ki kasam came much later.
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> Thanks Sanjay,
> It made interesting reading.
> --- In sangeet_ke_sitare@..., SANJAY PETHE
> <sanjaypethe@y...> wrote:
> > Namaskar,
> > " Mehmood - A man of Many Moods " > Biography has written
> by "14vidya_64kala" member, Prof. SANJAY RANADE. This 211 page book
> has been published by Popular Prakashan & released on 20th May 2005
> at the hands of 'Johny Lever'.
> > Prof. Sanjay Ranade has published 'Chapter 17' of this book, on
> Group. He is thinking to publish some more 'Chapters', on the Group.--
> > I am forwarding this 'Chapter', for Art/Literature lovers from
> Other Groups.
> > Enjoy it!
> > Dhanywaad!
> > P.S. - Prof. Sanjay Ranade, is Head of the "Department of
> Communication & Journalism" at Mumbai University.
> > sanjay ranade wrote:
> > Hello
> > The biography of Mehmood - Man of Many Moods, was
> > released yesterday at Crossword, Kemps Corner by Johny
> > Lever. Here is an extract of one of the chapters from
> > the book. Enjoy it.
> > -----------------------------------
> > Chapter Seventeen
> > A comedy king and a super star
> > Whenever people discuss comedy king Mehmood and super
> > star Amitabh Bachchan together they say the super star
> > took shelter in MehmoodÂ's house as he struggled for a
> > foothold in the Hindi film industry. But this is not
> > true. Amitabh stayed with MehmoodÂ's youngest brother
> > Anwar Ali and not with Mehmood. Mehmood only came to
> > know of Amitabh when Anwar took him to a special show
> > of Â"Saat HindustaniÂ", AmitabhÂ's first film.
> > It was after watching this film that Mehmood was told
> > that the tall lean young man in the film was Amitabh,
> > the son of the famous poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, and
> > that he lived with Anwar Ali.
> > Mehmood had built a three storeyed building for his
> > brothers and sisters in place of the Paradise bungalow
> > at Andheri. The building had eight apartments. Mehmood
> > lived on the third floor and Anwar on the first.
> > Mehmood was so busy in those days that he was rarely
> > at home and was unaware what his brothers were doing.
> > When Amitabh came to Mumbai aspiring to be a star he
> > lived with Nirumama, a close friend of his mother Teji
> > Bachchan. She took good care of him but as luck would
> > have it he came to live with Anwar Ali in MehmoodÂ's
> > house.
> > Anwar had seen AmitabhÂ's photograph in the office of
> > the producer Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. He had gone to the
> > office along with his close friend Jalal Agha. When he
> > saw the thin and lean Amitabh he said to Jalal, Â"I am
> > definitely more handsome than this guy. Why donÂ't you
> > speak to Abbas Saheb and ask him for a role for me.Â"
> > But before Jalal could speak to Abbas, Anwar had to
> > leave for Bangalore with Mehmood. Mehmood had taken to
> > the races and would often take his entire family to
> > Bangalore where he would book a flat near the
> > Kannamwar Road. He had not yet bought his own
> > farmhouse in Bangalore.
> > Anwar had just landed in Bangalore when Mehmood called
> > him with a message from Jalal. There was some role for
> > him in Â"Saat HindustaniÂ". Anwar immediately called up
> > Jalal, spoke to him and left for Mumbai. At the Santa
> > Cruz airport he met with Jalal who had come to receive
> > him along with a friend. Jalal introduced Anwar to his
> > friend by saying, Â"This is Anwar, younger brother of
> > Mehmood.Â" The friend shook hands with Anwar and
> > introduced himself, Â"I am Amitabh Bachchan.Â"
> > This was the first meeting between Anwar and Amitabh.
> > The three young men stayed together the whole day and
> > the next day they were taking part in the shooting of
> > the film Â"Saat HindustaniÂ". In his first shot Anwar
> > gave several retakes getting more and more nervous
> > with every passing shot. He started crying and Amitabh
> > had to console him. It was decided that before taking
> > his shot, Anwar would rehearse his role. The rehearsal
> > began and as soon as it was over everybody on the sets
> > began to clap. The director Khwaja Ahmed Abbas had
> > been taking the shot and he okayed it.
> > The next day Anwar and Amitabh accompanied the unit to
> > Goa. In Goa Anwar, Amitabh, Jalal and Tinu Anand
> > shared a single room.
> > One day after the shoot there was a small party for
> > the entire unit. Amitabh downed six pegs of liquor at
> > this party. Anwar, who had seen his fatherÂ's
> > illustrious career go down the drain because of
> > liquor, felt panic at this sight. The next morning he
> > was in the bathroom taking his bath and talking to
> > Amitabh at the same time. He related how his father,
> > the famous Mumtaz Ali, had lost everything because of
> > drink. Amitabh understood what Anwar was getting at.
> > He gave up liquor after that incident and remained a
> > teetotaler all his life. The only other time Amitabh
> > had liquor was during the wedding of his brother
> > Ajitabh or Bunty with Ramola. The incident established
> > a strong emotional bond between Anwar and Amitabh.
> > Their friendship strengthened and Amitabh came to stay
> > with Anwar in his house. Anwar would give his sister
> > Zubeida Rs 1,000 more every month just so she could
> > arrange for milk, fruits and good food for Amitabh.
> > Anwar had joined the ad film production department of
> > Jalal and was earning enough. Jalal also helped
> > Amitabh by giving him some dubbing opportunities in
> > his ad films.
> > After the trial show of Â"Saat HindustaniÂ" Anwar
> > introduced Amitabh to Mehmood. Later Amitabh performed
> > for Mehmood alone and Mehmood liked the way Amitabh
> > presented himself.
> > In those early days, Amitabh had become attracted to
> > Maya, who was working with British Airways. Amitabh
> > was shy by nature and Maya was tomboyish with a short
> > temper. She would fight with Amitabh often. Anwar
> > would find it disturbing and Amitabh too was getting
> > fed up of the tension in the relationship.
> > Â"It was I who persuaded Amitabh to get out of the
> > relationship. If he had gotten stuck in it he would
> > never have reached the stage he has reached today,Â"
> > recalls Anwar.
> > After Maya, Jaya Bhaduri came into AmitabhÂ's life. She
> > was working with Amitabh in B R IsharaÂ's film Â"Ek
> > NazarÂ". Jaya lived in the Beach House Park at Juhu.
> > Rekha, also a struggling actress then, was her
> > neighbour. In those days Rekha used to live on the
> > first floor, Jaya on the second floor, the comedian
> > Asrani on the third floor where he still continues to
> > live, Kabir Bedi lived on the fourth floor and
> > continues to stay there and the fifth floor was
> > occupied by Shekhar Kapoor.
> > Both Jaya and Rekha were great friends. In fact Rekha
> > was instrumental in bringing Amitabh and Jaya
> > together. Anwar was a witness to this relationship.
> > According to Anwar, he had often taken Amitabh and
> > Jaya on long drives. The two would sit in the front
> > seat of the car along with him while Rekha would sit
> > on the back seat and they would talk through the
> > journey.
> > After Â"Saat HindustaniÂ" however, AmitabhÂ's career
> > stalled. No new pictures were coming his way. People
> > in the industry were making fun of his tall lean
> > frame. A sensitive Amitabh was hurt by this bitching
> > and was thinking of returning home. But both Mehmood
> > and Anwar were firm in their conviction that Amitabh
> > was to be the star of stars. They encouraged him to
> > stay on and keep working in these difficult times.
> > Mehmood immediately got into action and started
> > recommending Amitabh to his own producers.
> > The first such break came from director Hrishikesh
> > Mukherjee who gave Amitabh a role in Â"AnandÂ". N C
> > Sippy, who in the past has been MehmoodÂ's production
> > manager, was to produce the film with Kishore Kumar
> > and Mehmood in the lead roles. The famous character
> > Â`Babu MoshaiÂ' was to be played by Mehmood. Hrishikesh
> > was asked to meet Kishore Kumar to discuss the
> > project.
> > When Hrishikesh went to KishoreÂ's house and introduced
> > himself the gatekeeper drove him away saying he had
> > instructions that Â"the BengaliÂ" was not to be allowed
> > inside. From HrishikeshÂ's surname the gatekeeper knew
> > he was a Bengali. A surprised and hurt Hrishikesh
> > returned.
> > Much later it turned out that Kishore had done a stage
> > show organized by a Bengali speaking person. Kishore
> > had had a fight with the man over money matters. The
> > man was supposed to come and meet Kishore but Kishore
> > was so angry he had instructed the gatekeeper to drive
> > him away. When Hrishikesh introduced himself as Mr
> > Mukherjee the gatekeeper mistook him to be the Bengali
> > that Kishore had told him about and promptly drove him
> > away.
> > The incident so hurt Hrishikesh Mukherjee that he made
> > up his mind not to work with Kishore Kumar in the
> > film. Now that the maker of the film was not
> > interested in Kishore Kumar, Mehmood had to leave the
> > film.
> > Â"If I had known what had happened with Hrishida at the
> > time I would have spoken to Kishore Kumar and sorted
> > the matter,Â" says Mehmood.
> > The matrix of destiny was charting a different course
> > from what Mehmood and Amitabh had in mind.
> > With Kishore Kumar and Mehmood out of the film Sippy
> > and Mukherjee approached the super star Rajesh Khanna
> > with the story. Sanjeev Kumar was to play Babu Moshai
> > alongside him. But Rajesh Khanna refused to work with
> > Sanjeev Kumar. After working with him in Â"Aap Ki
> > KasamÂ" Rajesh had begun apprehensive of SanjeevÂ's
> > formidable acting talent.
> > The problem of Babu Moshai was now becoming difficult
> > to sort out. Both Sippy and Hrishikesh were on the
> > lookout for an actor who could do the role justice.
> > It was a crucial role in the story. Anand is a man who
> > knows he is to die of a fatal cancer. He has six
> > months to live. But he is Anand or joy. He refuses to
> > let death overwhelm his life and decides that even as
> > he approaches death he would make others happy with
> > his living. Babu Moshai is a doctor, very earnest,
> > serious and shy. He takes life too seriously. It is
> > through the character of Babu Moshai and the evolution
> > that this character goes through that AnandÂ's
> > philosophy is emphasized in the film.
> > Both Hrishikesh and Sippy thought of several top
> > actors of the time to play the role but nothing seemed
> > to work. It was in this state of uncertainty that
> > Mehmood suggested to Hrishikesh that he try Amitabh
> > for the role and this is how Amitabh got one of the
> > most significant roles in his early career that
> > established the actor in him.
> > The film was still stuck because Rajesh Khanna always
> > had the playback of Kishore Kumar for his songs and
> > Hrishikesh was still so upset with Kishore Kumar that
> > he refused to take him even for playback singing. It
> > was because of this that Rajesh Khanna was given the
> > playback of Mukesh and Manna Dey for the film. The
> > song Â"Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Ranga Ke Sapne ChuneÂ Â"
> > and Â"Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal JaayeÂ", sung by Mukesh
> > and Â"Zindagi Kaisi Hai PaheliÂ Â" sung by Manna Dey for
> > Rajesh Khanna were super hits and are still remembered
> > and sung fondly by the Indian audiences.
> > After the film Â"AnandÂ" Mehmood continued to recommend
> > Amitabh to his producers. One such was Pramod
> > Chakravorty.
> > Â"Oh yes. Mehmood kept insisting that I should sign
> > Amitabh. At the time my film Â"Tumse Achcha Kaun HaiÂ"
> > was already on the sets and I had already signed up
> > Dharmendra for my next film Â"Naya ZamanaÂ",Â" remembers
> > Pramod.
> > When Pramod refused to listen to Mehmood, the next day
> > Mehmood brought Amitabh along with him to his office
> > at Nataraj Studio at Andheri and simply forced Pramod
> > to sign him up for a film. Pramod paid Rs 5,000 as the
> > signing amount and gave Amitabh a confirmation letter
> > too but made it clear Â Â"It is possible I may not make
> > a film with you. I will only think of a film after the
> > two films that I have already committed are over and
> > done with.Â"
> > Thankfully Pramod allowed Amitabh to say that Pramod
> > had signed him for a film. Pramod, known in the
> > industry as Chakkida, had a lot of credibility at the
> > time and for an actor to have been signed up by him
> > was a matter of honour.
> > Much later when Amitabh had become a star Pramod had
> > signed up Amitabh for a film Â"Teen FarishteÂ" along
> > with Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna. Pramod was then
> > celebrating the success of the film Â"JugnuÂ". Â"Teen
> > FarishteÂ" however never took off beyond the mahurut.
> > Mehmood himself signed up Amitabh for his home
> > production Â"Bombay to GoaÂ". His partner N N Sippy did
> > not like this choice and perhaps as a result of this
> > the two parted ways too. Apart from Sippy there others
> > too, connected with the production of the film, who
> > advised Mehmood against taking Amitabh. According to
> > them Amitabh was not saleable. They wanted Jeetendra
> > to be signed up for the same role because he had by
> > then established himself as a star and films were
> > being sold by his mere name.
> > The hitch was that Mehmood was making the film for his
> > girl friend Aroona Irani and he had promised her that
> > he would make her a heroine. Aroona was at the time
> > only a side actress and a dancer. Mehmood was aware no
> > big star would be willing to work with her. He
> > therefore had no choice but to sign Amitabh. As a
> > result of this the film reached the sets with Amitabh
> > and Aroona in the title roles. This was the first film
> > where Amitabh could show his dancing talent and
> > portray the silent cold anger for which he became
> > famous in later years.
> > At the time of the shooting however, Amitabh was very
> > nervous and anxious when the dance director P L Raj,
> > known in the industry as Raj Master, began to
> > introduce the steps to him. At one time the shooting
> > had to be cancelled because Amitabh caught a fever.
> > When Mehmood went to see Amitabh in his room he began
> > to cry, exactly as Anwar Ali had cried before Amitabh
> > during the shoot of the film Â"Saat HindustaniÂ".
> > Amitabh cried and told Mehmood that he just couldnÂ't
> > dance. Mehmood asked him, Â"How did you go to the
> > shoot?Â"
> > Â"I went by car.Â"
> > Â"After you got out of the car?Â"
> > Â"I walked to the sets.Â"
> > Â"Well. Anybody who can walk on his two feet can dance.
> > You too will dance and the whole world will love it,Â"
> > Mehmood told him. Mehmood then went to the sets and
> > instructed everybody that no matter what, everybody
> > would applaud for Amitabh the next day as soon as the
> > shot was over.
> > The applause the next day brought back AmitabhÂ's
> > confidence and his performance peaked.
> > Even after he had started Â"Bombay to GoaÂ" with
> > Amitabh, Mehmood continued to recommend Amitabh to his
> > producers. He pressurized G M Roshan, producer of the
> > film Â"Duniya Ka MelaÂ" to take Amitabh. He was himself
> > playing a key role in the film.
> > Â"I remember Mehmood bringing Roshan on the sets of
> > Â"Bombay to GoaÂ". He had Roshan sign Amitabh for the
> > film right there on the sets of the film,Â" recalls
> > director S Ramanathan.
> > Amitabh had got his first film Â"Saat HindustaniÂ" on
> > the recommendation letter of the then Prime Minister
> > Indira Gandhi, his other two films Â"AnandÂ" and Â"Duniya
> > Ka MelaÂ" too came from recommendations of Mehmood. In
> > the meantime he had also signed up for Â"Ek NazarÂ",
> > Â"Bansi BirjuÂ" and Â"SanjogÂ". Mehmood believed that
> > Amitabh would earn a special place in the film
> > industry.
> > Amin Sayani, the famous broadcaster and radio
> > interviewer and a close friend of both Mehmood and
> > Amitabh, says, Â"I have a recorded interview of Mehmood
> > taken 32 years ago. During the interview when I
> > mentioned the horses he raced, Mehmood said the
> > fastest horse he knew was Amitabh Bachchan. The day
> > this horse begins his run, he said, he will leave
> > behind all the film stars we know of.Â"
> > The amazing thing is that when Mehmood said this in
> > the radio interview with Amin, producers were actually
> > shied away from taking Amitabh in their films. Even
> > Roshan began to doubt his choice of Amitabh for the
> > film Â"Duniya Ka MelaÂ" barely after two schedules of
> > the film shooting were over. Since Mehmood had
> > recommended Amitabh, Roshan pestered him to get a no
> > objection certificate from Amitabh so that he could
> > remove him from the film. After Amitabh had signed a
> > contract and he had been paid a signing amount too. At
> > first Mehmood tried to persuade Roshan to change his
> > mind but he was adamant. Finally one day Mehmood gave
> > in and spoke to Amitabh. He then took Roshan with him
> > to Mohan Studio where Amitabh was working. Amitabh
> > gave the certificate and even returned the Rs 30,000
> > he had accepted as the signing amount. Roshan
> > immediately signed Sanjay Khan in place of Amitabh.
> > Just before the release of Â"Bombay to GoaÂ", one day
> > Amitabh brought a very fair young friend of his to
> > Mumbai. The friend had accompanied him from Delhi for
> > some work in Mumbai. Amitabh had brought his friend to
> > AnwarÂ's house where Mehmood was on a high from taking
> > Campose tablets, a drug, to which Mehmood had begun
> > addicted. Anwar introduced the young man to Mehmood
> > but in his state he was unable to understand what was
> > being said. He took Rs 5,000 and handed them to Anwar
> > to give to AmitabhÂ's friend. A puzzled Anwar asked
> > Mehmood what the money was for. Mehmood said the young
> > fellow was fairer and smarter than Amitabh. He would
> > make an international star. The money was the signing
> > amount for taking the young man on MehmoodÂ's next
> > project.
> > Anwar then reintroduced AmitabhÂ's friend and told
> > Mehmood that he was Rajiv, the son of Prime Minister
> > Indira Gandhi. Mehmood quietly took the money back and
> > Anwar managed to keep Amitabh and Rajiv in
> > conversation so that neither realized what had
> > happened. But what Mehmood had said accidentally did
> > come true when Rajiv Gandhi became an international
> > star as the youngest Prime Minister of India Â the
> > only difference was that he was an international star
> > on the political arena rather than the silver screen.
> > The release of Â"Bombay to GoaÂ" followed Hrishikesh
> > MukherjeeÂ's Â"AnandÂ". In Â"AnandÂ" Amitabh played a
> > quiet, serious character while in MehmoodÂ's Â"Bombay to
> > GoaÂ" Amitabh showed the audience he could handle dance
> > as well as action.
> > AmitabhÂ's role in Â"Bombay to GoaÂ" impressed writer
> > Javed Akhtar. He had finished scripting the film
> > Â"ZanjeerÂ" along with his colleague Salim Khan and he
> > felt Amitabh fitted the lead role in his script. Javed
> > saw Â"Bombay to GoaÂ" five times. Then he took producer
> > Prakash Mehra to see the film. Prakash was worried
> > over the casting of the film. The lead role had
> > already been rejected by Dev Anand and Raj Kumar, two
> > of the prominent stars of the time.
> > Javed managed to convince Prakash that Amitabh was
> > fitted for the role and Prakash signed him on. After
> > Â"ZanjeerÂ" AmitabhÂ's career advanced by leaps and he
> > never had to look back.
> > Just before the release of the film, Mehmood saw
> > Â"ZanjeerÂ" at a special screening at Remnord Lab at
> > Worli. After the film Mehmood said to Amitabh, Â"Now go
> > home and sleep tight. You have nothing to worry about
> > your career.Â"
> > On Super Star Amitabh Bachchan, Mehmood has this to
> > say Â Â"He is the last of the emperorÂ's to rule the
> > industry. The benchmark he has set will never be
> > reached again. For a little while in mid career he
> > appeared to be confused and actually began to take the
> > help of people like Daler Mahendi and Nana Patekar but
> > these people are nothing compared to him. Amitabh
> > needs nobody to support him.Â"
> > Much before the release of Â"Bombay to GoaÂ" Amitabh had
> > shifted residence and moved to Â"MangalÂ", a bungalow on
> > the 7th Road, Juhu. It had been rented to him by
> > MehmoodÂ's sister Zubeida.
> > Amitabh cared for all the members of the Ali family.
> > It was this respect and attachment that made him act
> > in MehmoodÂ's Â"Kunwara BaapÂ" as a guest artist free of
> > charge.
> > Mehmood already had a fight with his brother Usman Ali
> > who had worked as his secretary. By the time the film
> > Â"Sabse Bada RupaiyaÂ" was completed he fought with
> > Anwar Ali too. He threw him out of his production
> > department and even took away his car keys. The reason
> > for this fight was that Anwar had married his Japanese
> > girl friend Esko. She was to come to India
> > permanently.
> > Anwar had asked her to bring an imported car along
> > with her. The difficulty was that Anwar was to pay a
> > customs duty of Rs 40,000 for the car before it could
> > be released at the airport. It was over this money too
> > that Mehmood had a fight with Anwar.
> > Anwar went to Usman and complained about Mehmood. At
> > that time UsmanÂ's friend Kuldeep was sitting with him
> > and offered to help. But he had a condition. Kuldeep
> > wanted Anwar to get a confirmation letter from Amitabh
> > Bachchan for a film and in return he would give Anwar
> > the money he needed.
> > It was a time when Amitabh was at the peak of his
> > career. One after the other, his films were a hit on
> > the box office and he had left Rajesh Khanna, the
> > super star till then, way behind. Anwar gathered his
> > wits around him and went to meet Amitabh. He explained
> > to him his predicament and without another thought
> > Amitabh immediately agreed to work for him without any
> > signing amount. But he had a condition. The
> > scriptwriter would be of his choice. Anwar was
> > overjoyed. Amitabh advised him to sign the writer duo
> > Salim-Javed.
> > Anwar managed to get Amitabh to work for him without a
> > signing amount but Salim-JavedÂ's price was so high it
> > was impossible for Anwar to pay. When Amitabh found
> > that Salim-Javed had asked for Rs five lakhs as the
> > signing amount for the film he went and spoke to
> > another writer, Kader Khan. Anwar then met Kadar and
> > thatÂ's how the film Â"KhuddarÂ" was started.
> > Perhaps on the recommendations of Amitabh, Rekha was
> > to play the role of a Maharashtrian woman while Ravi
> > Tandon was to be the director. But the romance of
> > Amitabh and Rekha was a hot topic among the film
> > journals and columns. Anwar and his family were very
> > close both to Amitabh and his wife Jaya. AnwarÂ's
> > brother-in-law had even made the film Â"NaukerÂ" with
> > Jaya. Anwar somehow managed to keep Rekha out of the
> > film and instead signed Parveen Babi. As a result the
> > character of the Maharashtrian woman was changed to
> > that of an Anglo-Indian woman because Parveen looked
> > like one.
> > Anwar had signed elder brother Mehmood too for the
> > film for which Mehmood was paid his full price.
> > Amitabh on the other hand took only Rs nine lakh from
> > Anwar when his market price then was in the vicinity
> > of RS 20 lakhs.
> > But the film ran into trouble. First because of lack
> > of finance and then because of Parveen Babi who
> > abandoned the project midway. Parveen had become an
> > ardent follower of Rajneesh who was later to be known
> > as Osho, a spiritual guru who had his ashram in Pune.
> > Anwar was in deep financial crisis but Mehmood did not
> > help him. He then took the help of F K Rattonsey,
> > making him his partner, and completed the film.
> > Despite such a long association though, it appears
> > that Mehmood and Amitabh have parted ways emotionally
> > and no longer in touch with each other. One of the
> > reasons was a strange affinity that was building up
> > between Zubaida, MehmoodÂ's sister and Amitabh.
> > Zubaida, a widow and mother of two children, was
> > attracted to the young, pleasant and soft-spoken
> > Amitabh. According to some members of the Ali family
> > the relationship was threatening to get more intimate
> > than just friendship and AmitabhÂ's family was quick to
> > react and pull him out of the situation before it got
> > complicated.
> > According to Anwar Ali, Mehmood was largely
> > responsible for the parting of ways between the two.
> > Â"One should not tom-tom oneÂ's benevolence. So what if
> > you helped someone? What is the need to go around
> > telling everybody about it?Â" asks Anwar. It is to
> > AmitabhÂ's credit that he has remained noncommittal on
> > the entire issue so far.
> > END OF CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
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