Veteran Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha recalls the time when Shashi Kapoor chased him with a belt for his tardiness

The actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha recently also expressed concern over the centre ignoring the Hindi film industry in its annual budget.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: February 02, 2021 10:53 IST
Veteran Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha recalls the time when Shashi Kapoor chased him with a belt for his tardiness

Actor Shatrughan Sinha has worked in the Hindi film industry for almost half a century now. This means that the actor has also gone through all sorts of experiences during his time in Bollywood. Recently in an interview with Times of India, the actor revealed that Shashi Kapoor once chased him with a belt as he was late. However, Shatrughan then admitted that he quickly made up for it by learning his lines and shooting quickly.

 
Recalling the hilarious anecdote he said, “ He told The Times of India, "Once, Shashi had come after me with a belt to hit me for coming late. I told him they had cast him because of his punctuality and me for my talent. He went, 'Dekho, how shamelessly he says that'." He added, "It was all in good humor, obviously. Shashi and I had a great camaraderie."
 
“I didn't go late deliberately. I was just very particular about doing a round of yoga before leaving for work which took time, so I was invariably late. I would sometimes report around 12 noon, maybe even 12.30 pm, for a 9 am shift. But I had a very sharp memory; still do. So, I would read my lines and finish my takes in one go. That way we could finish even before time. I was a one-take artiste. If another take was required on an odd occasion, I would tweak it slightly so that the filmmaker had the option to choose the better one. No producer could ever blame me for a film’s delay which explains how I have done 10-11 films with Manmohan Desai and 13 films with Harmesh Malhotra. Why else would these producers repeat me? Do you know I was offered Sholay, Deewar, Satte Pe Satta and Achanak too?,” he added.




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