Amitabh Was A Guest Artist In Bollywood, Hollywood And Even Bengali Movies :
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He is ‘Big B’. His presence in the film is enough. I don’t want anything else. Such an idea is probably still alive in Bollywood today. It cannot be said that this idea was established after Amitabh was revealed as a superstar. From the beginning of his career, he has played the role of a hero or a main character. As well as his presence as a guest artist but from almost the beginning of his career.
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Amitabh made his film debut in 1979 in ‘Sat Hindustani’ directed by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. But the very next year, Amitabh played a guest role in James Ivory’s Merchant Ivory Productions’ Bombay Talkie. In an interview, Amitabh said that he agreed to play the role at the request of the film’s protagonist Shashi Kapoor.
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1971 superhit film ‘Goody’. This movie is a sweet story of a movie crazy teenager becoming ‘big’. Heroine Jaya Bhaduri, hero Shamit Bhanj. Amitabh played his role in this film.
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In the 1970s, Amitabh’s career took off as an angry young man. Thinking about him, the screenplay started to be written. But even in that decade of success, he has been seen in a number of films as a guest artist or a cameo. Notable among these is Basu Chattopadhyay’s ‘Piya Ka Ghar’ (1972). In the same year, Amitabh appeared in the film ‘Garam Masala’ directed by Aspi Irani. But he was not mentioned in the nameplate of the film.
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In 1972, Amitabh was surprisingly seen in a guest role in a Bengali film. The film was directed by Palash Bandyopadhyay and starred Shamit Bhanj. Apart from Amitabh, Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha were also present as guest artists in the film. Amitabh was seen in the film in the role of a broker in a forbidden village.
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Amitabh was occasionally seen as a guest in ‘Bara Kabutar’ (1973, director Deben Burma) and ‘Dost’ (1974, director Dulal Guha). However, in 1974, Mehmood directed and starred in ‘Kunyara Baap’, but Amitabh had a notable guest appearance. Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Binod Khanna and other stars also appeared as guests in this film.
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The 1977 film Chala Murari Hero Banne. Asrani in management and main role. Amitabh was present as a guest in this film. Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Kesht Mukherjee and others were also present.
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s new comedy film ‘Golmaal’. Guest actor Amitabh was seen in his role in this 1979 film starring Amal Palekar, Utpal Dutt and Bindiya Goswami.
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Even at the peak of his career, He has occasionally appeared on screen as a guest artist. However, he was seen in a side character in the 1983 film Andha Kanoon (directed by T. Rama Rao). Rajinikanth was the protagonist of this film. But the presence of Amitabh in the role of Jan Nisar Akhtar Khan in the film gives another dimension to the film.
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1987’s film ‘Jalwa’. In this film, Nasiruddin Shah is seen in the role of a commercial hero. The heroine of this film directed by Pankaj Parashar was Archana Puran Singh. Big B also appeared as a guest in his role in this film.
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The 1988 film ‘Hero Hiralal’ directed by Ketan Mehta. Nasiruddin Shah and Sanjana Kapoor were the protagonists of this film which was made by mocking the Bollywood commercial spice film. Here too, Amitabh appeared as a guest in his own role.
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Actor Jagdeep directed a film called ‘Surma Bhupali’ in 1988. Jagdeep played a character of this name in the movie ‘Shole’. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Joy’ appeared as a guest under his direction. Here he landed the role of a police officer. Dharmendra and Rekha were also present here as guest artists.
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He has been seen as a guest artist in films like ‘Krodh’ (1990), ‘Ghatak’ (1996), ‘BB No. 1’ (1999) etc. in the 1990s. But he was not all that important.
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In 2002, He came back as a guest in an important role in Arjun Sajnani’s ‘Agnivarsha’. He is seen in the role of Devaraja Indra in this mythological film.
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Big B appeared in a cameo role in Yash Chopra’s 2004 Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta starrer ‘Veer Zara’. He was seen in the role of the hero’s uncle in the film.
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Amitabh appeared as a guest artiste in the 2005 Kannada film Amruthadhare (directed by Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar).
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In 2013, He was seen in the role of a gambler in the big budget Hollywood movie ‘The Great Gatsby’. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and director Buzz Lurman.
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20) In between, Big B has been seen as a guest in several films in different languages. He was last seen as a guest in Sabir Ahmed’s 2020 film ‘Ghumketu’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Big B also played his role there.