Mumbai. There are many artists in the entertainment world who have made a special identity with their work. Also, whose work inspires new artists even today. The name of Sunil Dutt is also specially included in these artists. Sunil was not only better as an artist, but was also sure of his words. When he promised someone, he always fulfilled it. Sunil Dutt once rejected the biggest offer of his life for his promise. Come, let us tell you…
Sunil Dutt always had a desire to become an actor. Before coming to the world of acting, he used to work as a radio jockey and along with this he was also taking his education. He used to work in South Asia’s oldest Radio Ceylon and his hold on Hindi was very good.
Ramesh Sehgal’s eyes fell
He used to host a show on radio called ‘Lipton Ki Mehfil’. For this show, he was interviewing Dilip Kumar for the 1953 film ‘Shikast’. During this, he met director Ramesh Sehgal and he was impressed by Dutt’s personality. He called Dutt for a screen test. Sehgal offered Dutt his next film and promised a fee of Rs 300.
Started acting at the age of 9, became the shadow of the evergreen comedian, got the tag of ‘Junior Mehmood’ on a special occasion
Sunil Dutt refused
Sunil Dutt became very happy after getting Ramesh Sehgal’s proposal. But the very next moment he remembered the promise given to his mother. Actually, Sunil’s mother wanted him to complete his studies first and then go into the acting world. Troubled Sunil went to Sehgal and said that ‘I will not be able to do this film because of my mother’s promise’. Sehgal was very impressed after hearing this from Sunil and he hugged Sunil and said that ‘first you complete your studies then you will start the film’. In the year 1955, Sunil worked in Saigal’s film ‘Railway Platform’.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 02, 2023, 09:09 IST