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Amitabh apologises to Sholay writer Salim

Written by: By Raymond Ronamai
Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 12:39 [IST]

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has apologised to Salim Khan following the latter's allegation that he was not given his due as a writer. Salim, who wrote Sholay along with Javed Akhtar, said in an interview that the actor's angry young man image was his creation.

The great human being that he is, Amitabh decided to sort out the misunderstanding with the writer once and for all. He has offered his apology to Salim after the latter alleged that he was not willing to sort out the differences with him.

“Salim saheb is absolutely right. It was he and Javed saheb who gave me Zanjeer and recommended me to Prakash Mehra and to so many other directors of the time – Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy. I have never ever failed to acknowledge this fact. Indeed in the early years of my career, when I was questioned what would happen to me if Salim-Javed were to stop writing for me, I had categorically stated that I would also stop and finish," The Times of India quoted the megastar as saying.

“Their contribution has been immense in my film career and I will never stop accepting that. I am extremely sorry if Salim saheb has felt otherwise. I wish to apologise to him and tell him that there has obviously been a miscommunication and that he should never feel that I have thought otherwise. He has been a respected senior for me and shall always remain one," he added.

Well, let's hope Amitabh and Salim bury their differences now and and become friends.

Topics: salim khan, sholay, javed saheb, amitabh bachchan
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