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This actor was the first choice for the 1966 blockbuster Phool Aur Patthar, not Dharmendra

<p>The film Phool Aur Patthar, directed by OP Ralhan, had the greatest box office earnings that year. More than 50 weeks were successfully spent with the movie in theaters. The success of this movie propelled former actor Dharmendra to prominence. Many people loved him for his role in the movie. He appeared in the movie Phool Aur Patthar with Meena Kumari. They became one of the most beloved on-screen couples as a result of the film’s enormous success. Following that, they also secured a number of projects together, including Chandan Ka Palna, Majhli Didi, and Baharon Ki Manzil.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-221161″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-750×423.png” alt=”theindiaprint.com did you ever wonder why corn stays whole in your bowel movements here is the respo” width=”1479″ height=”834″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-750×423.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-1024×577.png 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-768×433.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo-150×85.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/theindiaprint.com-did-you-ever-wonder-why-corn-stays-whole-in-your-bowel-movements-here-is-the-respo.png 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 1479px) 100vw, 1479px” title=”This actor was the first choice for the 1966 blockbuster Phool Aur Patthar, not Dharmendra 3″></p>
<p>Did you know that Dharmendra wasn’t the original choice to play the lead in Phool Aur Patthar? According to accounts, the plot of this movie was inspired by a true tale. At that time, OP Ralhan made contact with several celebs in an effort to make it as authentic as feasible. Apparently, Sunil Dutt was his first pick. He turned down the movie, nevertheless, because of its mildly controversial plot. He felt that the role would not be a good fit for him and that the movie’s box office performance may suffer. Dharmendra most likely would have had to suffer for a few more years if he had said yes to the movie.</p>
<p>In this movie, Dharmendra, who had idolized Meena Kumari, had the opportunity to collaborate with her. He quickly answered yes to the director since he was unable to decline. The movie cemented his status as a bankable star. This may also be attributed to the movie’s well-known shirtless scene. In 2020, Dharmendra uploaded a video of this well-known scene on social media and posted the following statement: “I told my director (OP Ralhan) that if I take off my shirt and offer it to her, then it would create a nice impression and people will believe that he is a kind-hearted guy. Therefore, removing my shirt benefited both the film and my career.</p>
<p>The protagonist of Phool Aur Patthar is a thug by the name of Shaka (Dharmendra). His supervisor gives him the assignment to break into the home of a wealthy villager. Shaka arrives there, only to find that the family has fled, leaving the sickly, widowed daughter-in-law Shanti Devi (Meena Kumari) to die.</p>
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