Salim-Javed’s pair, who gave more than one film like Sholay, Don and Deewar, was considered to be a pair of historical films. Together they wrote many films which became the hallmark of Hindi cinema. After writing several films together, the pair suddenly broke up and both stopped writing films together. People still want to know the real reason behind the breakup of this pair. In such a situation, Javed Akhtar himself has spoken on this in an interview, and has revealed the reason for the distance between the two since the journey of scriptwriting with Salim Khan started.
Javed started writing on Salim’s advice
In a recent interview to BBC, Javed Akhtar said that earlier he wanted to become a film director, and he also worked as an assistant director in the 1966 film Sarhadi Lootera. It was during the shooting of this film that he met Salim Khan. Salim Khan was playing a small role in this film. What was just then this meeting soon turned into friendship.
‘Salim was always supportive’ – Javed
Javed Akhtar further said, ‘Salim Sahab was one of those few people who always encouraged me…. If I had been living somewhere else, I might not have met him so much, but now I have got a room nearby. I used to go often.’
Friends who used to spend 15-16 hours a day went away when success came
Talking about his breakup with Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar said, ‘Initially when we were struggling as losers, we were exactly the same. We didn’t have any other friends. We used to sit and work from morning till evening, we used to have dinner together. Out of 24, we used to be together for 15-16 hours. When success came, new people started coming into life and that circle gradually got separated. The mental support we had was broken… then that work could not be done.
Salim-Javed was the pair who gave iconic films to Bollywood
Let us tell you, Salim Javed’s pair was one of the few iconic pairs of Bollywood which were considered to be a guarantee of superhit films. Along with this, the credit for making Amitabh Bachchan’s angry young man image also goes to him. Both wrote many great films from 1970 to 1980. Which is still considered the identity of Bollywood.