New Delhi. There are many such films like Selfie, Dog, Crowd which could not last long in theaters. Apart from these films, there are some such films which are not known when they came on the screen and when they went out. In 1969, a film hit the theaters which ran in theaters for 50 weeks. Rajesh Khanna was seen in the lead role in this film.
This superhit film of Rajesh was none other than the film ‘Aradhana’ directed by Shakti Samant. Rajesh Khanna emerged as a star in the industry with this film. If anyone gets the credit for making him a star, it is Shakti Samant in whose superhit films Rajesh Khanna made the audience rich by winning their hearts every time. Rajesh Khanna became a superstar only after this film. Very few people know that the film’s director Shakti Samant had earlier given up the desire to make this film. But later he made this film and the film proved to be a blockbuster.
5 actors including Aamir-Shahrukh-Sanjay Dutt rejected the role, Ajay Devgan won, gave tough competition to the lead hero
film to compete with rrr
Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starrer Aradhana was directed by Shakti Samanta and apart from Rajesh Khanna, stars like Farida Jalala, Sujit Kumar, Subhash Ghai and Ashok Kumar were seen in the lead roles. This film had done wonders in terms of earnings even at that time. In 1969, the film shook the box office by earning Rs 17.85 crore. If we look at it today, the film had earned more than Rs 900 crore. That means this film can be a film to compete with RRR. Later a sequel of this film was also made.
In his acting career, Rajesh Khanna had worked with Shakti Samant in classic films like ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Aradhana’ and ‘Kati Patang’.
The film remained in theaters for 3 years
Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore were seen together in a film for the first time in the 1969 film Aradhana. The chemistry of both was also liked a lot in the film. After this film, the pairing of these two became a big hit. Apart from India, Aradhana was shown four shows a day in non-Hindi speaking areas of North-Eastern states and 4 southern Indian states. This is the first Hindi film of that era to remain there for more than 100 days. In the theaters of South, the film was not removed from the theaters for 3 years. This is considered a cult classic film of Rajesh Khanna.
Let us tell you that Sharmila Tagore had said in one of her interviews regarding this film that at that time there were linguistic boundaries to a great extent which have now reduced and there was a lot of controversy over people trying to learn and speak Hindi in South India. Was. There was a time when people were rigid about their local language. When Aradhana was released, there were huge protests against Hindi in Chennai. There was a kind of Hindi boycott going on at that time, yet ‘Aradhana’ ran in theaters for 50 weeks.