Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has expressed a desire to reteam with longtime friend and colleague, Amitabh Bachchan. “I hope we can give our audience a Dostana 2 soon,” Sinha said on the sidelines of the Sharjah International Book Fair here.
Accompanied by the author of his biography, Bharthi S Pradhan, and his publisher, Shatrughan Sinha took stage to talk about life, cinema, politics, his dreams and aspirations for India and more.
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Specially Dedicated To @sejalnaik From @its_preeti Dostana (1980) Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman & Shatrughan Sinha. This film was the 3rd highest grossing hit of 1980. The film revolves around two friends; one a lawyer and the other a cop. They both fall in love with the same girl and become enemies because of misunderstandings. This song "Salamat Rahe Dostana Hamara" is one of the greatest duets of Rafi and Kishore. #Dostana #1980 #AmitabhBachchan #ShatrughanSinha #MohammedRafi #Rafi #KishoreKumar #Kishore #bollywoodclassics #bollywood #bollywoodgems #BGT #BollywoodGemsTeam
Pradhan introduced Sinha’s biography saying, “The book has drama, passion, determination; it is like a well-made Bollywood film. Seven years and over 200 taped conversations are what it took to create this incredibly moving and candid account.”
Shatrughan Sinha spoke about his motives behind joining Indian cinema and then politics, sharing that he felt a responsibility towards the nation that gave him success, love and respect. “I told myself if good people do not take responsibility they must be prepared to be governed by the bad ones,” he said sharing that he went against repeated warnings by family and friends to join politics.
“I want India’s younger generations to believe in their potential and take on challenges no matter how huge they may appear. If I could make two successful careers out of cinema and politics in India without any family connections or last names to go by, anyone and everyone can. All you need is self-belief and an unrelenting attitude towards achieving your goals,” he added.
Online Source: Bollywood Life.