Mehmood gave Amitabh Bachchan his big break
Despite a National Films Award for his debut film and a few critically acclaimed performances in Anand and Reshma Aur Shera, Amitabh Bachchan still lacked that one big budget production on his resume.
Finally, three years after his induction into the Hindi cinema industry, it was Mehmood who gave Mr B, who was still to become Big his first big budget break. It was 1972. And Amitabh Bachchan's first commercial venture Bombay To Goa was all set to hit the silver screen. At the premiere of the film ace lensman Shyam Aurangabadkar captured the actor with Mehmood sipping on some thanda.Not the angry young man yet, it is endearing to see the lanky Mr Bachchan listen to Mehmood's instructions like an eager newcomer. On the other hand, Mehmood looks happy to have discovered a new talent.