Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan’s impressive filmography comprises a never-ending
list of hit films and the Chandra Barot-directed Don definitely counts as one of his finest
Released on May 12, 1978, the film had an interesting ensemble cast featuring Amitabh
Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, Helen, Mac Mohan, Yusuf Khan, and Om Shivpuri
among others. It is counted as Bollywood’s one of the most iconic films in which Big B has a double role to play–as an underworld don and his doppelganger who lives in Bombay and strives to survive each day of his life.
Besides its iconic dialogues and impressive stars cast, the film’s soundtracks were equally
popular. Khaike Pan Banaraswala, Yeh Mera Dil, Yeh Hai Bombay Nagaria and Main Hoon
Don certainly needs no introduction.
For his impeccable performance in the film, he won Filmfare Best Actor award in 1979. On Monday, the actor took to social media to share some unseen photos from the award
ceremony. Taking to Twitter, Big B shared three photos which include the first shot at the time when he received the Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance along with Nutan won the Best Actress award for her film ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki.’ Next he shared a photo with wife Jaya Bachchan who accompanied him to the event and the third photo he can be seen standing with producer Nariman Irani and director of the film Chandra Barot. Not only this, he even dedicated the award to the producer’s wife after he passed away before the release of the film.
Along with the pictures, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “42 years of DON.. goodness! some
memories.. winning Best Actor Filmfare with Nutan ji.. producer Nariman Irani, Chandra
Barot, director… Jaya & me at Filmfare award ceremony… We lost Nariman Irani before the film could release.. I dedicated the award to his wife.”
A remake of Don, starring Shah Rukh Khan, was made by Javed Akhtar’s son Farhan Akhtar in 2006. The film was loved by the audience and therefore, the makers came with the sequel to the film in 2011. Several other remakes of the film have been made in different Indian languages.
Meanwhile, the 2019 thriller Badla, co-starring Taapsee Pannu, remains Amitabh
Bachchan’s last release. The actor has films like Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, co-starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Gulabo Sitabo, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Chehre,
alongside Emraan Hashmi and the sports drama Jhund, in the pipeline.